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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

THE BRAVE PROJECT – Annual meeting, January 2017, Ghana

February 6th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Galine Yanon – Walker Institute The overall objective of the BRAVE project is to quantify the impacts of climatic variability and change on groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa. More than 40 institutions from Burkina Faso, Ghana … Continue reading

Measuring radiation with aircraft

January 23rd, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Peter Hill In my career as an atmospheric scientist I’ve relied on observational data from a wide range of sources including satellite imagery, surface measurements, ground-based and satellite based radar, and aircraft measurements. Last July I had my first … Continue reading


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