Training Courses 2014
Registration has now opened for several training courses running over the next few months:
• Advanced Statistics Training for Climate Research
• Introduction to Scientific Computing
• Introduction to the Unified Model
• Introduction to UKCA
Further details about all of the courses can be found below and registration is now open for all courses.
The 81st EISCAT Council Meeting
On the 30th and 31st of October 2013 NCAS hosted the 81st EISCAT Council Meeting at Weetwood Hall in Leeds, UK.
EISCAT is the European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association, it is established to conduct research on the lower, middle and upper atmosphere and ionosphere using the incoherent scatter radar technique. There are ten incoherent scatter radars in the world, and EISCAT operates three of the highest-standard facilities.
NCAS recently assumed UK responsibility for the NERC’s National Capability in upper atmosphere science including the management of the EISCAT radars.
Wash out summer? Blame the North Atlantic storm track.
What causes the UK to have a wet summer and what causes a heat wave? A recent research paper has investigated the causes of variability in the UK’s summer weather. The findings show that the location of the storm track has the biggest effect on the type of weather that the UK experiences during the summer.
Storms form and move in preferred locations known as storm tracks. The location of the storm track in the North Atlantic Ocean has a big influence on the weather all over Europe, including in the UK. When the storm track in the North Atlantic moves it causes weather patterns to change.