Latest news from the Department of Meteorology

How does the weather in the polar regions affect that in the mid-latitudes?

December 22nd, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Jonathan Day Rapid climate change in the Arctic has led many to question what impact these changes are having on weather in the mid-latitudes. Last week scientists from the Reading’s Department of Meteorology attended the International workshop on polar-lower … Continue reading

Excellent REF 2014 results for Department of Meteorology

December 18th, 2014 : 08:27 AM

The results for the Research Excellence Framework (REF), REF 2014, the UK’s latest assessment of University research, were released this morning (18 December 2014). The University of Reading as a whole has moved upward and the Department of Meteorology performed well, … Continue reading

Gung-Ho! Creating the next Met Office Weather and Climate Forecasting model

December 15th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Hilary Weller This project is called Gung-Ho because we are boldly, ambitiously, enthusiastically – and some would say foolishly – creating a radically different weather and climate prediction model which will work efficiently on the next generation of massively … Continue reading


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