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Observing the strong damaging winds of autumn and winter storms

July 21st, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Oscar Martínez-Alvarado Some scientists are weird people. Take me as an example. It is summer, the sun is shining out there. Yet here I am, longing for autumn and winter and the storms they bring. Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy the sunshine, just waiting to go to the next BBQ. But while […]

A storm by any other name … ?

July 14th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Tom Frame Tropical cyclones have featured heavily in the weather news over the past couple of weeks. Last week the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season (Arthur) struck the eastern seaboard of the USA. This week Typhoon Neoguri (Korean for Racoon Dog) hit southern Japan. Just in these first two sentences I […]

How might European storms and extreme rainfall change in the future?

July 7th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Giuseppe Zappa Predicting future changes in regional climate and extreme weather events is becoming a main goal for climate science and a topic of great societal interest. For example, a key question for the mid-latitudes countries is how extreme extratropical storm activity, and their associated winds and precipitation, may change in the future. As […]


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