Scots should get ready for more frequent heatwaves, experts say

Posted on 3rd February 2020

Dry, hot summers – similar to the one Scotland experienced in 2018 – are set to become the norm and the country should prepare accordingly, researchers say. Analysis of UK climate projections by university researchers and Met Office staff suggest a substantial increase in the likelihood of temperatures reaching 2018’s levels between now and 2050.  There […]

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Introducing the AFLAME project (Attributing Amazon Forest fires from Land-use Alteration and Meteorological Extremes)

Posted on 12th September 2019

The AFLAME project is funded through the Newton Fund Climate Science for Services Partnership Brazil via the Met Office and works collaboratively with scientists in the UK and Brazil. There is an emerging realization that Amazonian wildfires that were formerly driven by deforestation and agricultural expansion, are now growing to unprecedented magnitudes because of meteorological […]

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Oxford e-Research Centre teams up with ECMWF to enable scientists to run the OpenIFS weather model on thousands of people’s home computers.

Posted on 18th June 2019

The OpenIFShome project was launched on 18 June during this year’s OpenIFS user workshop at the University of Reading. Scientists will be able to study events such as tropical storm Karl, which developed in the Atlantic in September 2016, using the OpenIFShome project. (Image: NASA Visible Earth, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response team) OpenIFShome brings together two […]

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News about links to publications

Posted on 5th June 2019

We have some new webpages that link volunteers to the publications that their computing time has contributed to. They can be accessed via the following url  https://www.cpdn.org/cpdnboinc/user_publications.php If you click on the paper titles it should take you to the full academic publication. We are still in the process of getting scientists to back fill […]

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Adhering to Paris Agreement climate goal could significantly decrease heat-related summer deaths

Posted on 29th June 2018

New research from a collaboration between CPDN, the University of Bristol and UK health professionals has produced compelling evidence that loss of life through increased heat stress during heatwaves can be limited if we stabilise climate at the lower of the Paris Agreement climate goals. The paper, recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change, […]

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