NCAS to support 12 NERC-funded PhD training partnerships
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has invested £100 million to fund over 200 PhD studentships, as part of its Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 programme. 17 PhD training partnerships, known as DTPs, will provide the scientists of tomorrow with scientific, professional and technical skills.
The DTPs bring together universities, research organisations and partners from a wide range of backgrounds across the UK, including the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS).
NCAS are delighted to be involved in 12 of the 17 DTPs funded by NERC, and will be able to provide the students with a comprehensive training programme drawing on the expertise of over 170 UK and international atmospheric scientists.
Ed Hawkins' warming stripes add colour to climate communication
Communicating about climate change can be challenging, but Professor Ed Hawkins has shown that simple data visualisations can capture people’s attention and leave a lasting impression.
Earlier this year, Hawkins created a colourful climate change timeline that looked more like a piece of modern art than a traditional data plot. Yet, the message resonated clearly with viewers.
Is climate change affecting our summer weather?
In Britain the weather is always a talking point, but a succession of heatwaves in Europe this summer have brought climate into the conversation too.
Hot and dry conditions have been the big story this summer. Heatwaves have been hitting the headlines since late June, with high-profile wildfires and deaths across the Northern Hemisphere. In the UK, July was named the third hottest on record and temperatures have reached above 33℃. Scientists from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science have explained how the day-to-day weather we’re experiencing this year is linked to climate change.