Meteorology

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Weatherwatch: how forecasts emerged in medieval times
Detailed weather observations and astronomical calculations were occurring as early as ninth century

Kate Ravilious

27, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How scientists installed world’s highest weather station on Everest
A dangerous trip almost ended in disaster but the project was saved with some ingenuity

Kate Ravilious

12, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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State of the climate: five big issues from the report that will affect every Australian
The extremes of the past year will soon become commonplace, as rivers dry and temperatures rise

Graham Readfearn

13, Nov, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Rising levels of carbon dioxide increasing extreme weather events in Australia, report finds
Climate agencies say fossil fuel burning is driving the increase of dangerous bushfires and days of extreme heatwaves

Graham Readfearn

12, Nov, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: Hitler's plan for intuitive meteorologists
Nazi leader wanted to recruit corps who would call in forecasts based on emotions and natural signs

David Hambling

12, Oct, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: storm surge
Forecasters predicted a catastrophic storm surge but damage was less than feared because Laura made landfall in sparsely inhabited swampland

David Hambling

02, Oct, 2020 @8:30 PM

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UK risks losing contract for new climate research centre because of Brexit
Proposed centre with up to 250 jobs is linked to EU Copernicus satellite programme

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

26, Sep, 2020 @9:09 AM

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Weatherwatch: did Marco set the scene for Hurricane Sally?
Scientists have discovered that a violent storm can stir up conditions that intensify the ferocity of a second storm following close behind

Kate Ravilious

25, Sep, 2020 @8:30 PM

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'Anyone else smell fish?': residents across Sydney and coastal NSW report strong salty odour
Bureau of Meteorology says strong south-easterlies could be sending the smell of the sea across the suburbs

Naaman Zhou and Helen Sullivan

04, Sep, 2020 @3:09 AM

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Weatherwatch: the winds of Mars can move
High resolution images from Mars have found that the planet’s thin atmosphere can whip up unexpectedly strong winds

Kate Ravilious

14, Aug, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: 'apocalyptic' sky sounds baffle experts
From celestial trumpets to ‘Darth Vader breathing’, mysterious noises from above have been heard around the world during lockdown

David Hambling

31, Jul, 2020 @8:30 PM

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The Weather Game: 'fantasy league' for forecasters opens to public
The University of Reading’s Meteorology department has opened up its Weather Game to the public. So now all of us who think we can do better can have a go

Kate Ravilious

10, Jul, 2020 @8:30 PM

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