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Climate change and the Indian monsoon: another emissions problem

June 29th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Andy Turner I wrote a year or so ago about the forecast for the (then) forthcoming summer monsoon season. India was worried about the possible effect of a predicted El Niño on the rainfall total; El Niño is normally associated … Continue reading

Sea Ice: a story of cracks

June 22nd, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Harry Heorton Ice, on a scale you can hold in your hands, is a brittle material. When it deforms it cracks into smaller pieces. Imagine hitting an ice cube with a hammer: lots of smaller pieces of ice. They … Continue reading

Zeppelins at nine o’clock …

June 15th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Stephen Burt One of the interesting and rather unexpected benefits of compiling One hundred years of Reading weather, the book Roger Brugge and I have written as part of the Department’s 50th anniversary commemoration, was the unexpected insights provided into … Continue reading


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