Weathering the storm, or even just a blustery day.
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by sdriscoll
3w ago
By: Dr. Natalie Harvey Maintaining positive mental well-being fosters resilience, enabling individuals to navigate life’s challenges with clarity, strength, and resilience. It helps us form meaningful relationships and achieve our full potential. Neglecting our mental health can negatively impact all aspects ..read more
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What are equatorial waves and how are they linked to heavy rainfall in Southeast Asia?
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by sdriscoll
1M ago
By: Dr. Samantha Ferrett What is an equatorial wave and why do we care about them? Atmospheric equatorial waves are confined to, and move, or propagate, along the equator. Equatorial waves can cause variations in pressure, temperature and winds. Each ..read more
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Unlocking the secrets of the thunderstorm: what are Thunderstorm Ground Enhancements?
University of Reading | Weather and Climate
by sdriscoll
1M ago
By: Dr. Hripsime Mkrtchyan Thunderstorm Ground Enhancement is an atmospheric phenomenon which describes a significant increase of the ground-level radiation during thunderstorm activity. This effect is primarily attributed to the acceleration of charged particles by strong electric fields within thunderclouds ..read more
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Shedding some light on DARC (the Data Assimilation Research Centre)
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by sdriscoll
2M ago
By: Dr. Ross Bannister Data assimilation as a scientific tool for weather forecasting and beyond In the early 2000s few academic groups around the world were doing research into the activity that we call “data assimilation”. Data assimilation is the ..read more
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The evolution and destruction of Saturn’s rings
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by sdriscoll
2M ago
By: Dr. James O’Donoghue Saturn, thanks to its system of rings, is the most recognisable planet in our Solar System. The planet is regularly used in clip-art images alongside a test tube or a DNA strand to represent even science ..read more
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Understanding thunderstorms over one of the largest lakes in the world
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by sdriscoll
3M ago
By: Dr. Russell Glazer Over eastern Africa a monumental geological process is occurring that will eventually split the countries of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Mozambique from the rest of Africa. The African tectonic plate is spreading along a line ..read more
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Wavenumber-4 in the Southern Hemisphere: How does it generate? Why does it matter?
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by sdriscoll
4M ago
By: Dr. Balaji Senapati Understanding climate variability on regional and global scales has always been a challenge. The year-to-year and long-term variations in climate are consistently linked to tropical oceans, spanning the region between 23.5°S and 23.5°N. However, the influence ..read more
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Machine learning enhanced gap filling in global land surface temperature analysis
University of Reading | Weather and Climate
by sdriscoll
4M ago
By: Dr. Shaerdan Shataer Land Surface Temperature (LST) data, an essential component of climate change indicators (CCI), often suffers from data gaps due to various reasons such as cloud coverage, sensor limitations, or data processing issues. These gaps can hinder ..read more
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The Signal to Noise Paradox from a Cat’s Perspective
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by sdriscoll
5M ago
This is not the signal-to-noise paradox, this is just a tribute.  By: Dr. Leo Saffin The signal-to-noise paradox is a recently discovered phenomenon in forecasts on seasonal and longer timescales. The signal-to-noise paradox is when a model has good predictions ..read more
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The Carbon Footprint of Climate Science – an opinion by Hilary Weller 
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by sdriscoll
5M ago
By: Hillary Weller What is the acceptable carbon footprint of climate science? Climate science cannot be done without a carbon footprint, and without climate science we would not know that burning fossil fuels is causing dangerous climate change. So without ..read more
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