Step change required for tackling UK air quality
A new report on improving air quality has been published by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care and Transport Committees. NCAS’s Professor Ally Lewis and Dr Sarah Moller, who are atmospheric chemists based at the University of York, provided evidence and recommendations that were quoted widely by the committees in the report.
More sting jet storms likely due to global warming
The UK could be hit by more than double the number of storms with exceptional wind speeds, like the one that caused mayhem across south east England in October 1987, if global warming continues, scientists have warned.
Upgrade to UK environmental science supercomputer will make it twice as capable
A major upgrade is being made to double the storage available in the UK’s leading environmental science supercomputer, JASMIN. The upgraded system will support the global analysis of the next generation of climate models and provide a venue for UK academia and industry to exploit Earth observation data.