Category Archives: Thunder Storms

TerraMaris: Plans, Progress And Setbacks Of Atmospheric Research In Indonesia

By: Emma Howard  To some of us weather enthusiasts, there‚Äôs nothing more exciting than a good tropical thunderstorm. For the best storms, you need a good source of humid air from a warm ocean and a hot land surface. If … Continue reading

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Do urban heat islands provide thunderstorm predictability?

By: Suzanne Gray  The UK and the rest of western Europe experienced a heatwave in the middle of August 2020 with temperatures exceeding 30oC in Reading. Fortunately for us this was broken by a heavy downpour on the afternoon of … Continue reading

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