Author Archives: timpoulter

How would climate-change science look if it was structured “as if people mattered”?

By Ted Shepherd The scientific understanding of climate change is represented by the Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most recently its Sixth Assessment Report. IPCC Working Groups II and III deal respectively with adaptation and … Continue reading

Posted in Atmospheric circulation, Climate, Climate change, Data processing, drought, IPCC | Leave a comment

What are the challenges in forecasting the impacts of tropical cyclones?

By: Liz Stephens Last year I joined the Meteorology department in a joint-post between the University of Reading and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC), but I still suspect most people have no idea exactly what it is … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Flooding, Tropical cyclones, Weather forecasting | Leave a comment

The Global Carbon Project’s TRENDY MIP, the 2018 European Drought MIP, the SDGVM Model, and me

By: Patrick C. McGuire The annual TRENDY MIP was started in 2010 in order to compare different land models and their ability to model the sources and sinks of carbon in the land (i.e., to/from the soil and the vegetation from/to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate | Leave a comment

How do we actually run very high resolution climate simulations?

By: Annette Osprey High resolution modelling Running very detailed and fine scale (“high resolution”) simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere is vital for understanding changes to the Earth’s climate, particularly extreme events and high-impact weather [1]. However, each simulation is 1) … Continue reading

Posted in Climate | Leave a comment

Weather forecasts to save species

by Vicky Boult Extreme weather events impact the lives and livelihoods of people all over the world, a story we hear more and more often as climate change increases the frequency and severity of weather events. But as climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Climate | Leave a comment

All I want for Christmas is some PV maps…

By: Ben Harvey For many years, the department webpages have hosted real-time plots of large-scale atmospheric conditions based on operational ECMWF analysis data. Over the last few months we’ve been revamping them with a new webpage and higher-resolution images. I … Continue reading

Posted in Climate | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Here comes the rain again…

By: Natalie Harvey British people are well renowned for their obsession for talking about the weather. This is partly because it is a “safe” topic for conversation and partly because it is really fascinating! This is especially true in the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Rainfall, Weather | Tagged , | Leave a comment