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The Role of Synoptic Meteorology on UK Air Pollution

August 14th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Chris Webber In the past year the issue of air pollution within the UK has been elevated, driven by the loss of life that it causes (in 2013 > 500,000 years of UK lives lost due to air pollution … Continue reading

BoBBLE: Air-sea interactions and intraseasonal oscillations in the Bay of Bengal

July 31st, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Simon Peatman The Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM) is one of the most significant features of the tropical climate. The heavy rain it brings during boreal summer provides around 80% of the annual precipitation over much of India with over 1 … Continue reading

Responding to the threat of hazardous pollutant releases in cities

July 24th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Denise Hertwig High population density and restricted evacuation options make cities particularly vulnerable to threats posed by air-borne contaminants released into the atmosphere through industrial accidents or terrorist attacks. In order to issue evacuation or sheltering advice to the … Continue reading


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