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Atmospheric effects of solar eclipses

August 30th, 2016 : 11:36 AM

Solar eclipses rarely cross populated regions, but provide great opportunities both for science and science outreach when they do. The recent 20 March 2015 solar eclipse tracked across the Atlantic, giving substantial solar radiation changes in the UK and Iceland, … Continue reading

UK drought monitoring and forecasting

August 1st, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Laura Baker After what feels like a pretty wet start to the year, it may seem strange to be talking about drought (although admittedly the warm weather over the last couple of weeks should help!). But in spring 2012, … Continue reading

Home is where the chart is …

July 25th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Andrew Gabey Increasingly detailed weather forecasts will need data from far more weather stations than at present. Filling this gap is especially important for urban areas, where the built environment and the heat emitted by human activities have a … Continue reading


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