Category Archives: Climate

Wavenumber-4 in the Southern Hemisphere: How does it generate? Why does it matter?

By: Dr. Balaji Senapati Understanding climate variability on regional and global scales has always been a challenge. The year-to-year and long-term variations in climate are consistently linked to tropical oceans, spanning the region between 23.5°S and 23.5°N. However, the influence … Continue reading

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Machine learning enhanced gap filling in global land surface temperature analysis

By: Dr. Shaerdan Shataer Land Surface Temperature (LST) data, an essential component of climate change indicators (CCI), often suffers from data gaps due to various reasons such as cloud coverage, sensor limitations, or data processing issues. These gaps can hinder … Continue reading

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The Signal to Noise Paradox from a Cat’s Perspective

This is not the signal-to-noise paradox, this is just a tribute.  By: Dr. Leo Saffin The signal-to-noise paradox is a recently discovered phenomenon in forecasts on seasonal and longer timescales. The signal-to-noise paradox is when a model has good predictions … Continue reading

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The Carbon Footprint of Climate Science – an opinion by Hilary Weller 

By: Hillary Weller What is the acceptable carbon footprint of climate science? Climate science cannot be done without a carbon footprint, and without climate science we would not know that burning fossil fuels is causing dangerous climate change. So without … Continue reading

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Rapid developing, severe droughts will become more common over the 21st Century

By: Emily Black At the height of the 2012 corn growing season, two thirds of the United States was hit by a sudden drought. The photographs below compare 2012 to a normal year:   Earlier this year, a similarly sudden drought … Continue reading

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More severe wet and dry extremes as rapid warming of climate continues

By: Professor Richard Allan The UK weather has recently been characterised by large swings between wet and dry periods and with record heat this June and September. Globally, this September was the warmest on record and 2023 is set to … Continue reading

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“…since records began” – Christopher Wren’s first automatic weather station

We restart the weekly blog with a contribution from Professor Giles Harrison. With the blog being down over the summer, Giles‘ contribution was posted on Professor Maarten Ambaum’s excellent blog, where we direct readers until regular service resumes next week. … Continue reading

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Flying Through Storms To Understand Their Interaction with Sea Ice: The Arctic Summer-time Cyclones Project and Field Campaign

By: Ambrogio Volonté Arctic cyclones are the leading type of severe weather system affecting the Arctic Ocean and surrounding land in the summer. They can have serious impacts on sea-ice movement, sometimes resulting in ‘Very Rapid Ice Loss Events’, which … Continue reading

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Two Flavours of Ocean Temperature Change and the Implication for Reconstructing the History of Ocean Warming

Introducing Excess and Redistributed Temperatures.  By: Quran Wu Monitoring and understanding ocean heat content change is an essential task of climate science because the ocean stores over 90% of extra heat that is trapped in the Earth system. Ocean warming … Continue reading

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Using Old Ships To Do New Science

By: Praveen Teleti Weather Rescue at Sea: its goals and progress update. Observing the environment around us is fundamental to learning about and understanding the natural world. Before the Renaissance, everyday weather was thought to be works of divine or … Continue reading

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