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A Random Blog

May 23rd, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Peter Clark As a young scientist I was introduced to turbulent flow in the traditional way – we consider an ‘infinite ensemble of realisations’ of a random flow, and split each realisation into the average over the ensemble and … Continue reading

Characterising extreme event occurrence

May 16th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Reinhard Schiemann When presented with a new data sample, the first thing many of us scientists do is to characterise it in terms of two numbers: the average or mean value of the sample, and the spread or variance of … Continue reading

When Did Fronts First Appear in the Met Office’s Daily Weather Report?

May 9th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By David Livings One of the good things that can now be found on the web is a complete series of the Met Office’s Daily Weather Report going back to 1860. An overview of the early history of the report … Continue reading


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