Crossing the Chasm: Developing weather and climate models for next generation computers
Weather and climate models are complex pieces of software which include many individual components, each of which is evolving under the pressure to exploit advances in computing. Increasing computational diversity and software complexity could lead to a chasm between scientific aspiration and our ability to develop and/or rapidly adapt weather and climate model codes to the available hardware.
30 years of healing the ozone layer
This week (Saturday 16th September), marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The signing of the Montreal Protocol was a landmark political event and environmental science made it happen.
Unearthing ‘lost’ Ben Nevis weather data
Scientists are on a mission to rescue two million pieces of ‘lost’ weather data gathered more than 100 years ago by intrepid volunteers on Britain’s highest mountain. But they need the your help. Join Operation Weather Rescue to bring the past back to life to help understand the weather today and in the future.