Improving forecasts of high-impact weather in Africa
The GCRF African SWIFT programme aims to better understand weather systems over Africa, and to improve the forecasting of high impact weather events such as urban flooding or prolonged droughts.
This month sees SWIFT partners Kenyan Meteorological Department (KMD) host the first forecasting testbed (24-29 January 2019) - a way to bring together teams of SWIFT researchers and operational forecasters from East and West Africa and the UK to develop more accurate and timely weather forecasts for Africa.
The testbed will also provide support to the HyVic flight campaign over Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, using FAAM’s world-class research aircraft and expertise from SWIFT, NCAS, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the Ugandan National Meteorological Authority, and the HIGHWAY project.
Reach for the skies on the Isle of Arran
The NCAS Atmospheric Measurement Summer School focuses on the core skills researchers need to achieve excellence in practical fieldwork.
Watch our short video to find out from activity leaders, scientists and students what it's really like to be enrolled on this course.
Ocean has absorbed more than 90% of heat gained by planet, shows new reconstruction
NCAS’ Professor Jonathan Gregory has helped reconstruct ocean temperature change over the last 150 years.
A team of researchers, led by the University of Oxford, have estimated that the ocean absorbed more than 90% of the heat gained by the planet between 1971 and 2010. The study also shows that comparable ocean warming happened between 1920-1945 and 1990-2015.
‘It is not too late to take action on sea level rise’, says scientist after award recognition
One of the world’s leading scientists on sea level rise under climate change has received an award recognising cutting-edge science.
Professor Jonathan Gregory, a senior scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading and Met Office Hadley Centre, was awarded a BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. He was awarded the Climate Change prize for his research that has advanced understanding of how sea levels will rise in the future due to climate change.