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Polar Prediction School

April 25th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Jonny Day During the last 2 weeks Dr Jonny Day spent two weeks lecturing and coordinating a Polar Prediction School for graduate students and early career researchers. The school is a joint initiative from the World Weather Research Programme … Continue reading

Energy flows, rainfall patterns and climate

April 11th, 2016 : 10:17 AM

By Richard Allan The subtle differences in the way heat is distributed between the northern and southern hemispheres, either side of the equator, are important in determining global rainfall patterns and climate. Over many tens of thousands of years, periodic … Continue reading

Can specific extreme weather or climate events be attributed to climate change?

March 21st, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Ted Shepherd Whenever an extreme weather or climate event occurs, scientists are invariably asked whether it can be blamed on anthropogenic climate change. The usual response from climate scientists has been that it is not possible to attribute the … Continue reading


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