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Time scales of atmospheric circulation response to CO2 forcing

July 17th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Paulo Ceppi An important question in current climate change research is, how will atmospheric circulation change as the climate warms? When simulating future climate scenarios, models commonly predict a shift of the midlatitude circulation to higher latitudes in both … Continue reading

What’s in a number?

July 10th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Nancy Nichols Should you care about the numerical accuracy of your computer? After all, most machines now retain about 16 digits of accuracy, but usually only about 3-4 figures of accuracy are needed for most applications;  so what’s the … Continue reading

A Presidential address …

July 3rd, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Ellie Highwood I have been President of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) for almost a year now (I will serve two years in total) and people keep asking me “how’s it going?” or “are you enjoying it?” Before I answer … Continue reading


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