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Can we use future data to improve our knowledge of the ocean?

September 11th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Chris Thomas An interesting problem in climate science is working out what happened in the world’s oceans in the last century. How did the temperature change, where were the currents strongest, and how much ice was there at the … Continue reading

Sunny, Windy Sundays

September 4th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Daniel Drew Throughout the day National Grid (the system operator of the electricity network in Great Britain) must ensure there is a balance between the demand for electricity and the amount generated. Historically this has involved forecasting the level … Continue reading

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


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