Latest weather data added to popular open-access dataset
Earlier this year the Met Office released the MIDAS Open database, a publically available version of a popular dataset containing hourly weather measurements across the UK.
The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) has now published an updated version of MIDAS Open, bringing in new data for 2018 and updates for previous years.
What does the Government’s new Environment Bill mean for UK air quality?
The Government has introduced a new Environment Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time.
The transformative legislation will create legally-binding environmental targets and introduce measures to improve air and water quality, reduce plastic pollution, and restore habitats so plants and wildlife can thrive. In terms of air quality, the headline news is that the UK will set a new limit to reduce fine particulate matter known as PM2.5.
Preserving historic weather records to help predict future climate
On World Digital Preservation Day (Thursday 7 November 2019) the data conservation community will come together to celebrate the collections they have preserved, the access they have maintained and the understanding they have fostered by preserving digital materials.
Digital information is fundamental for research, with citizen science projects like Weather Rescue demonstrating how important it is to recover old data.