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Excellent REF 2014 results for Department of Meteorology

December 18th, 2014 : 08:27 AM

The results for the Research Excellence Framework (REF), REF 2014, the UK’s latest assessment of University research, were released this morning (18 December 2014). The University of Reading as a whole has moved upward and the Department of Meteorology performed well, … Continue reading

Gung-Ho! Creating the next Met Office Weather and Climate Forecasting model

December 15th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Hilary Weller This project is called Gung-Ho because we are boldly, ambitiously, enthusiastically – and some would say foolishly – creating a radically different weather and climate prediction model which will work efficiently on the next generation of massively … Continue reading

What do we mean by ‘air temperature’?

December 8th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Stephen Burt ‘Temperature’ is a measure of heat energy, itself a proxy for the kinetic energy of the molecules within a substance. ‘Air temperature’ is the most widely measured environmental variable, and it influences what we wear, what we … Continue reading


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