Category Archives: Meteorology

El Niño

I must confess to not knowing very much at all about ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation), but while making the animations of Hadcrut4 I noticed some striking examples. Here for example is the ‘super’ el Nino of 1997/98. Every 6-10 years … Continue reading

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Observation of a tidal effect on the Polar Jet Stream

Our paper has now been published for open discussion at Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. acp-2015-300 Observation of a tidal effect on the Polar Jet Stream C. H. Best and R. Madrigali Abstract Variations in the Polar Jet Stream directly affect weather across … Continue reading

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Did an arriving ‘Dreamliner’ cause July’s record temperature at Heathrow ?

I have looked in detail at aircraft landing data for the North Runway on July 1st to try to answer the following question. Was the heat pulse that produced the record breaking July temperature at Heathrow due to an aircraft, or … Continue reading

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