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Tag Archives: science
International Women’s Day
Stephen Belcher, Met Office Chief Scientist We are joining organisations from around the world in marking International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and to support a call to action to accelerate gender parity. As the … Continue reading
Met Office Science Camps a huge success
Over 200 secondary school pupils have taken part in four Met Office Science Camps this year. The overnight camps, held at Met Office HQ in Exeter, provided a unique opportunity for 11-13 year old to join in a selection of … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate science, Met Office, schools, science, science camp, STEM 4 Comments
Recent climate research in the news
A research paper published in Nature Geoscience (Otto et al, 2013) led to a fair amount of media coverage yesterday, including articles in the Guardian, BBC and an opinion piece by Matt Ridley in The Times (this article is behind … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged article, climate, climate change, climate science, matt ridley, Met Office, otto, oxford, paper, research, science, tcr, The Times, transient climate response, warming 3 Comments
Big Bang Fair twitter interviews with Dallas Campbell and Simon Watt
Ahead of the Big Bang Fair, which starts tomorrow, we held Twitter interviews with science communicators Dallas Campbell and Simon Watt. In case you missed the interviews and their excellent answers, you can see them in full below. @metoffice @bigbangfair … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged big bang fair, dallas campbell, interview, science, simon watt, Twitter Comments Off on Big Bang Fair twitter interviews with Dallas Campbell and Simon Watt
Weather satellite set for launch
Metop-B, the second of the EUMETSAT Polar orbiting satellites, which provide data for use by meteorologists and climate scientists at the Met Office and around the world, will be launched today. Metop-B is scheduled to be launched by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged ESA, EUMETSAT, forecasting, Forecasts, Met Office, meteorolgy, meteorological satellites, metop, Metop-B, satellites, science, space, weather Comments Off on Weather satellite set for launch
‘Spot on’ snow forecast supported by latest science from the Met Office
Over the weekend our highly accurate forecasts of heavy snow and widespread ice enabled the country to prepare for the hazardous conditions helping to keep the country moving. At Heathrow Airport, for example, snow arrived within ten minutes of when … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged cold, Earth Sciences, forecasting, ice, Met Office, meteorolgy, numerical weather prediction, science, snow, weather Comments Off on ‘Spot on’ snow forecast supported by latest science from the Met Office
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