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Flying through the Indian monsoon

November 28th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Andy Turner Forecasting the monsoon in India continues to be a challenge for scientists, both for the season ahead and long into the future, the monsoon being vital for 80% of the country’s annual rainfall and securing the food … Continue reading

From kilobytes to petabytes for global change research: take the skills survey!

November 21st, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Vicky Lucas Institute for Environmental Analytics If you deal with megabytes of environmental sample data, or gigabytes of sensor data, or terabytes of model data or petabytes of remote sensing data, then I’d like you to take a survey.  … Continue reading

When meteorology altered the course of history (or maybe not)

November 14th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Bob Plant The Battle of Milvian Bridge was fought on 28 October in the year 312 CE. The atmospheric conditions there on that day may have had a critical influence on the course of human history ever since. It’s … Continue reading


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