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.
Laser rainfall sensors deployed UK-wide
During February several laser rainfall sensors were deployed across the UK to form DiVeN (Disdrometer Verification Network) on a 2000 mile long field campaign. These instruments measure the size and fall speed of each individual particle, which allows the type of precipitation to be empirically deduced.