Tag Archives: Climate

Glaciers bulldozing the landscape the slow way

If we bulldoze a hill to make way for a road or a house, the scars are very apparent in the landscape. When a glacier does the same, we don’t notice it because it takes so much longer. Clemens explained … Continue reading

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A History of Climate Models

Many PhD researchers use climate models with little thought of how they were developed. Often there just isn’t time in modern schedules to investigate their history. How these models evolved through the ages is pretty interesting and involves battling mathematicians … Continue reading

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Climate pollution in the near term

A lot of emphasis when it comes to climate change is placed on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, to prevent future global mean warming.  CO2 stays in the atmosphere for a very long time though, and any emission reductions will take … Continue reading

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ClimateSnack: The slow-burning conference

In June, the remote town of Oulu in northern Finland was, for a brief time, the host for Space Climate 5. This was a gathering of space and climate researchers to present their work and discuss what it all means. … Continue reading

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What Is A Sudden Stratospheric Warming And Why Should We Care?

In recent years the stratosphere has become a hot topic in the science community. Many people believe that a better understanding of the stratosphere will lead to a variety of positive implications. These include: More sophisticated (and realistic) general circulation … Continue reading

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UCL joins ClimateSnack

Last Friday saw the launch of a new ClimateSnack group at UCL (University College London). Will Ball introduced ClimateSnack and sparked a flurry of questions from the UCL group of PhD students and post-docs. They raised points on the international … Continue reading

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To rain or not to rain: Precipitation in a changing climate

Precipitation is notoriously hard to forecast accurately. The formation of precipitation is a fine balance between many factors, and small changes in any of these can influence whether it rains, where it rains, and how much rain falls. Predicting how … Continue reading

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Becoming a climate change communicator

From lab coat to laptop: making the switch from academia to science journalism is no easy feat. Science has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. At school, my days were occupied by projects … Continue reading

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