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On certainties (or the lack thereof)

January 19th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Javier Amezcua Uncertainty is an unavoidable element in numerical weather prediction (NWP). It makes its appearance, however, even before engaging on the task of predicting (i.e. determining the future state of the atmosphere): it arises from the very attempt … Continue reading

Melting of floating ice and sea level

January 12th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Remi Tailleux Sea level rise due to global warming is an important societal issue. This motivated me a few years ago to make it part of my “Introduction to Oceanography’’ module. The main effects are easy to understand. Global sea … Continue reading

Urban microclimate science meets The Archers

December 29th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Janet Barlow Climate change could make life unbearably hot inside buildings in the middle of our cities. Whilst at night this could make it difficult to sleep, by day this would make it difficult to work … So what … Continue reading


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