Latest news from the Department of Meteorology

UK drought monitoring and forecasting

August 1st, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Laura Baker After what feels like a pretty wet start to the year, it may seem strange to be talking about drought (although admittedly the warm weather over the last couple of weeks should help!). But in spring 2012, … Continue reading

Home is where the chart is …

July 25th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Andrew Gabey Increasingly detailed weather forecasts will need data from far more weather stations than at present. Filling this gap is especially important for urban areas, where the built environment and the heat emitted by human activities have a … Continue reading

Spotlight on aviation CO2 emissions

July 18th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Emma Irvine Climate change, resulting from emissions of CO2 amongst other factors, is a major topic of research here at Reading. This blog focusses on the emissions from one particular sector, aviation, and progress on tackling them. I write … Continue reading


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