A summer of science - ASC 2019
This year the UK Atmospheric Science Conference is at the University of Birmingham, hosted jointly by NCAS and the Royal Meteorological Society.
Atmospheric science has never been more relevant to society. The ASC aims to showcase the latest developments across the breadth of the field, in a way that demonstrates how disciplines are coming together and working towards understanding changes in our atmosphere and how they affect the world we live in.
The latest conference programme is available to view now. You can also download the full list of speaker biographies and the view the oral abstracts.
Do we expect hotter summers in Europe?
The hot temperatures forecast for central Europe this week could break records for June. The heatwave is caused by an area of high pressure in the atmosphere, which leads to clear skies over Europe but also brings up hot air from northern Africa. Forecasts suggest the heatwave could last until the weekend (29-30 June).
But can we expect hotter summers across Europe in future, and what is the role of climate change? NCAS scientist Professor Len Shaffrey explains.
Introducing the new NCAS non-executive directors
NCAS is delighted to announce that it has appointed three new non-executive directors - Dr Mary E Black, Belinda Howell and Sir Graham Stacey - to the NCAS Management Board.