New study: Attributing and Projecting Compound Extremes over East Asia

Posted on 14th June 2023

Seung-Ki Min, a Professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea, delves into the attribution and projection of compound extreme events over East Asia. Extreme climate phenomena, including droughts, heatwaves, floods, and typhoons, can have devastating social and economic consequences. When these extreme events occur simultaneously or in a continuous sequence, […]

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STORMS study: Investigating how low-pressure systems may change in the future

Posted on 13th February 2023

Title: Quantifying controls on the intensity, variability and impacts of extreme European STORMS Victoria Sinclair, Clément BouvierInstitute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research,University of Helsinki, Finland Throughout the year, low-pressure systems regularly move across Europe, usually from west to east, bringing cloud, rain and windy weather. Sometimes these weather systems can become very intense, and […]

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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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