Jonathan Gregory elected for Royal Society Fellowship
Jonathan Gregory has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society. Jonathan is a climate scientist for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and is based at the University of Reading. A Royal Society fellowship recognises scientists who have made outstanding contributions to science, and become pioneers in their field.
Jonathan's research looks at large-scale multi-decedal physcial processes of change in the climate system, and uses three-dimensional global models and observational evidence. He has made significant contributions to refining the concept and the evaluation of climate sensitivity (the magnitude of warming caused by increases in greenhouse gases), and to the projection of future sea-level change from ocean warming, ocean circulation change, and loss of ice on land (glaciers and ice-sheets).
Climate change to increase severe turbulence
Strong turbulence could become twice or even three times as common because of climate change, according to a new study from the University of Reading.
The study is the first ever to examine the future of severe turbulence, which causes planes to undergo random up-and-down motions that are stronger than gravity.
Cloud radar deployed to North Norfolk coast
At the beginning of March, the NCAS mobile MIRA-35 Ka-band cloud radar (nicknamed Kepler) was transported to Weybourne on the North Norfolk coast.
This is its first deployment away from its home base at the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric Radar Research (CFARR).