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HEPEX: a community of research and practice to advance hydrologic ensemble prediction

February 27th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Hannah Cloke Although formal funded societies and projects can be very important in advancing research and improving how science is used, the unfunded voluntary community initiative of HEPEX has been one of the most important networks that I have … Continue reading

Mountain waves, ship waves and duck waves

February 20th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Miguel Teixeira There is a striking resemblance between some waves generated in the atmosphere in flow over isolated mountains and wave patterns in the wakes of ships, boats, or even ducks swimming in a pond. Typically, these waves are … Continue reading

Sea Surface Temperature Climate Data Record

February 13th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Owen Embury Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is ocean and knowing its temperature is important for understanding both weather and climate. Historically sea surface temperature (SST) has been measured in situ – from ships and more recently from … Continue reading


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