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October 2014 – typical and atypical

November 17th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Ross Reynolds Apart from a hiccup with the cooler than average August, October was the ninth warmer than average month for the UK this year. This was reported on the Met Office website by Emma Boorman, one of our … Continue reading

Sampling the skies with unmanned aircraft

November 10th, 2014 : 06:45 AM

By Keri Nicoll Unmanned aircraft have been flown for leisure by model aircraft enthusiasts for many decades, but a recent surge in the development of unmanned aircraft technology means that a whole new suite of applications for this technology is … Continue reading

Measuring global snow mass – the MicroSnow workshop

November 3rd, 2014 : 06:45 AM

By Mel Sandells One of the limitations for measurement of global snow mass is that the satellite observations at microwave frequencies are affected not only by how much snow is on the ground, but also the size of the snow … Continue reading


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