Meteorology section meetings
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We will be joining online the Royal Meteorological Society live from the Met Office in Exeter. The meeting will address current research and operational issues around seasonal prediction for the UK and Europe. In recent years significant advances have been made in wintertime seasonal prediction arising through increased understanding of the drivers of predictability and improvements in modelling capability. How can this information be best exploited by end users? Skilful summertime predictions remain more challenging, but our understanding is improving and the latest progress will be reviewed.
the understanding of weather systems has improved over the years as has the accuracy of forecasts. We will learn about how these changes came about.
We will be joining the Royal Meteorological Society live online at Imperial College London. El Nino and La Nina have dominated reporting of catastrophic droughts and floods around the globe in recent years. But what are they? How do they impact society and how might they affect us in the future? Leading experts will discuss what is what is known about El Nino and La Nina and their influence on global weather and climate. They will critically assess how these phenomena are projected to change and debate how this could feed through into agricultural, economic and societal impacts in the future.
Other worlds can be very different to Earth. What do we know about the weather on other Worlds and what can we imagine?
How does the weather system work? Can a butterfly really have an effect on the weather on the other side of the world? Let’s see. Part 1.
We will look at sources of weather information, data, clubs etc. which can be found on the WWW and possibly watch some videos. Come and tell us about sources you have found.
Continuing our experimental midweek meetings covering areas looked at in previous Saturday meetings we will look at weather in Northern Europe, an area on the edge of the Arctic. What is happening there? is there any evidence of change?
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s) are increasingly popular and usually they are free. We will look at MOOC’s related to weather to see what they involve. Could we make use of them in our section meeting?
* Where: [HR = Humfrey Rooms, Out = See details]