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La Nina outlook

September 26th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Emma Suckling In late 2015 and early 2016 a strong El Nino event, characterised by warmer than normal temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, developed and led to a variety of global effects. These included drier than normal weather in … Continue reading

Double, double, toil and trouble

September 19th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Geoff Wadge Iceland has been forcing itself on our consciousness in recent years, culminating recently in the humiliation of the English football team. There may be another unpleasant surprise up Iceland’s sleeve. Since 2010 there have been three volcanic … Continue reading

Earth System Modelling in the UK

September 12th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Till Kuhlbrodt Making climate projections for the next couple of decades is a pressing and complex task for the global climate modelling community. One of the most important purposes of modelling the future climate is to provide society and Government … Continue reading


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