Chasing April Showers

“April doet wat hij wil” is a common saying in Dutch, meaning: “April does whatever it wants”, and suggesting that the weather in April couldn’t care less about any hosepipe ban. Indeed, even though we are in drought, we saw the wettest April on record in the UK. Interestingly, in their news release on April … Continue reading “Chasing April Showers”

The Atlantic Hurricane Seasonal Forecast 2011

Tropical cyclones (known as hurricanes in the North Atlantic) have huge economical and social effects including destruction of properties, influencing the price of gas and oil, and can cause substantial loss of life. When I decided to do my PhD, starting last October, on Tropical cyclones and climate change, motivation wasn’t hard to come by. … Continue reading “The Atlantic Hurricane Seasonal Forecast 2011”