Reinhard Schiemann: The E2SCMS summer school
Reinhard's research aims at assessing, understanding and improving the representation of hydrological quantities, notably precipitation, in both observation-based data and climate model simulations. In his current project UPSCALE, he is part of the JWCRP HRCM team using the development version of the Unified Model (HadGEM3) for global atmospheric simulations of present and future climate at 25km horizontal resolution.
Getting out of the attic
by Paul Williams
Creativity seems to be unleashed by a change of scenery and a break from routine. For example, Alexander Graham Bell's crucial insight that led to the invention of the telephone in the 1870s came, not while tinkering obsessively in his attic in the middle of the night, but while "slouched on a wicker chair" after going for a walk "far from the bustle of Boston", according to Charlotte Gray's biography.
Uncertain signs of rain
by Ed Hawkins
In the AR4, the IPCC presented this figure showing the consensus in precipitation projections for the 21st century, designed to be of use to planning for adaptation and mitigation. The coloured regions show where changes are likely to occur. My interest is in the white areas where models cannot agree on the sign of the change.