Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Meteorological Postcard from Bergen, Norway

By Jon Shonk Thursday 25 September 2014 I am currently looking out of my office window at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen (Figure 1), watching the rain fall steadily past the window from a grey sky. Dark … Continue reading

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Has global warming taken a holiday?

By Richard Allan Observations covering the past few decades have shown a decline in the rate at which the Earth’s surface has been warming (see Figure 1). Yet recent research involving the University of Reading, the Met Office and NASA … Continue reading

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The wider legacy of Sir Robert Watson-Watt

By Chris Scott While lecturing in Dundee recently, I took the opportunity of visiting Pitlochry to pay my respects (Figure 1) to Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the inventor of RADAR recently profiled in the BBC drama ‘Castles in the Sky’. While … Continue reading

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Not all Atlantic waves are good for surfing …

By Simon Rowell We’re now well into the North Atlantic Hurricane Season (generally taken from 1 June to 30 November each year, with the busiest months usually August and September). When a tropical depression gets named it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a … Continue reading

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