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Double, double, toil and trouble

September 19th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Geoff Wadge Iceland has been forcing itself on our consciousness in recent years, culminating recently in the humiliation of the English football team. There may be another unpleasant surprise up Iceland’s sleeve. Since 2010 there have been three volcanic … Continue reading

Earth System Modelling in the UK

September 12th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Till Kuhlbrodt Making climate projections for the next couple of decades is a pressing and complex task for the global climate modelling community. One of the most important purposes of modelling the future climate is to provide society and Government … Continue reading

Atmospheric effects of solar eclipses

August 30th, 2016 : 11:36 AM

Solar eclipses rarely cross populated regions, but provide great opportunities both for science and science outreach when they do. The recent 20 March 2015 solar eclipse tracked across the Atlantic, giving substantial solar radiation changes in the UK and Iceland, … Continue reading


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