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Wrap up well for St Valentine’s Day – a good chance of snow!

February 8th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Roger Brugge The days are getting longer, the nights are getting shorter, but the temperature keeps falling – and so does the snow. At least in the climatological statistics they do! Looking at the date of occurrence of the … Continue reading

The driving mechanism of large-scale unsteady currents in the ocean

February 1st, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Antoine Hochet During the last twenty years, measurements of the ocean surface properties by satellite instruments have significantly increased our knowledge of ocean dynamics. One of these instruments is an altimeter that measures the topography of the ocean surface … Continue reading

Is it possible to predict inter-annual changes in terrestrial water storage at regional scales?

January 18th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Marie-Estelle Demory Our results say yes! It is possible to predict changes in terrestrial water storage, when the signal that drives the changes is strong enough. Here is an explanation. The hydrological cycle is a fundamental link between components of … Continue reading


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