Scientists produce a clearer image of climate change
To help picture the changing climate and see where the risks of heat waves, floods and droughts may be greatest, a team of scientists have produced a way to visualise the results from seven different global climate models.
The EU PRIMAVERA programme, led by the Met Office and University of Reading, uses climate models that operate at multiple resolutions to study weather and climate.
Researchers making life-saving weather forecasts across Africa
Weather forecasters in Africa are getting access to satellite data that will allow them to track the path and severity of developing storms – and reduce the death toll from extreme weather events.
An initiative called African SWIFT has enabled meteorologists to make accurate, hour-by-hour forecasts as severe weather approaches, a technique known as 'nowcasting' – very-short-range weather forecasting.
Join an online community of practice for public engagement and atmospheric science
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science has started an online Community of Practice to support public engagement with atmospheric science in the UK.
A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a passion or concern for something they do, and want to learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
Many members of the atmospheric science research community already participate in public engagement, and we know that some people have used it as a way to generate research impact.