Weather in Malaysia provides early winter forecasts
Want to know the next month’s weather for Manchester? You might be better off taking a look at Malaysia.
Scientists at the University of Reading and European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have uncovered a new link between conditions in the tropics and the weather in Europe, allowing scientists to improve the accuracy of early UK winter forecasts.
New holographic system will capture images of entire cloud droplet populations in high resolution
Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science are developing new holographic imaging systems for studying cloud particles in the laboratory.
The new system will capture images of cloud droplets at a very high speed, with the entire sample of particles in focus. This allows scientists to identify and track the movement of specific particles over a short space of time.
Air quality should be considered in the fireworks debate, say leading experts
Fireworks are a long-standing British tradition, but there is significant public concern over the negative impacts they have.
This year over 300,000 citizens signed an online petition to increase regulations on fireworks, with most arguments citing concerns over loud noises and injury risk.
Our experts have added a new dimension to the debate by providing evidence to the government to show that fireworks and bonfires can also contribute to harmful air pollution.