New holographic system will capture images of entire cloud droplet populations in high resolution
Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science are developing new holographic imaging systems for studying cloud particles in the laboratory.
The new system will capture images of cloud droplets at a very high speed, with the entire sample of particles in focus. This allows scientists to identify and track the movement of specific particles over a short space of time.
Air quality should be considered in the fireworks debate, say leading experts
Fireworks are a long-standing British tradition, but there is significant public concern over the negative impacts they have.
This year over 300,000 citizens signed an online petition to increase regulations on fireworks, with most arguments citing concerns over loud noises and injury risk.
Our experts have added a new dimension to the debate by providing evidence to the government to show that fireworks and bonfires can also contribute to harmful air pollution.
Preserving historic weather records to help predict future climate
On World Digital Preservation Day (Thursday 7 November 2019) the data conservation community will come together to celebrate the collections they have preserved, the access they have maintained and the understanding they have fostered by preserving digital materials.
Digital information is fundamental for research, with citizen science projects like Weather Rescue demonstrating how important it is to recover old data.
Latest weather data added to popular open-access dataset
Earlier this year the Met Office released the MIDAS Open database, a publically available version of a popular dataset containing hourly weather measurements across the UK.
The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) has now published an updated version of MIDAS Open, bringing in new data for 2018 and updates for previous years.