A cautionary tale of identifying the source of a methane plume over the North Sea
FAAM aircraft data has been analysed to try and identify the source of a plume of methane observed over the North Sea. A recently published article explains that initial analysis suggested the methane was being emitted from the gas field area, but important analysis of carbon isotopes in the methane revealed that leaked gas was not the main component of the plume.
Climate change to increase severe turbulence
Strong turbulence could become twice or even three times as common because of climate change, according to a new study from the University of Reading.
The study is the first ever to examine the future of severe turbulence, which causes planes to undergo random up-and-down motions that are stronger than gravity.
Cloud radar deployed to North Norfolk coast
At the beginning of March, the NCAS mobile MIRA-35 Ka-band cloud radar (nicknamed Kepler) was transported to Weybourne on the North Norfolk coast.
This is its first deployment away from its home base at the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric Radar Research (CFARR).
CRESCENDO supports policy makers on routes to realising the 2015 Paris Agreement
Insights from CRESCENDO’s leading Earth system scientists was presented at the European Parliament in February, to support policy makers on routes to realising the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The policy event entitled “Realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement – Pathways to and benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C”, was hosted by Seb Dance MEP and organised with the White Rose Brussels Office.