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Tag: Meteorology

Forecasting Floods

Reading Professor, Hannah Cloke, was awarded an OBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to flood forecasting.  This summer alone we’ve seen numerous examples of the devastation flooding can cause...

Local Forecasting Saves Crops

Reading alumnus, Filipe Lúcio, is promoting better decision-making in agriculture and food security around the globe. Ever since learning about the works of Galileo Galilei during his school days in Mozambique, Filipe...

Turning Up The Heat On Our Health

We all know that climate change is damaging our planet, but what about us?   Air pollution created by the burning of fossil fuels harms our vital organs, while extreme heatwaves, like the one we saw in 2017, pose...

Retreating Glaciers

Professor Maria Shaghedenova’s research looks at the shrinkage of glaciers due to climate change, and the effect of this on rivers and lakes.  Her work recently featured in a visually stunning interactive New York Times...

Melting Ice and Shipping Routes

The decline of sea ice in the Arctic is undoubtedly one of the most striking signs of climate change, and a worrying environmental concern.  Reading alumnus, Dr Nathanael Melia, shows that this could make shipping...

Exploring Frozen Frontiers

One of the world’s most pioneering polar explorers, Felicity Aston MBE, was awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal in 2015.  The University of Reading alumna spoke to CONNECTED in 2017 about breaking the mould in a male...

The Nature of “Tipping Points”

Humans need to be wary of breaching a “point of no return” that leads to ecological disasters such as loss of rainforests or irreversible climate change, according to the most detailed study of its kind. The thin line...

A Climate of Action

“Why does nothing ever seem to get done about climate change?” is a question that PhD student Heather Plumpton has been battling with for years. Now an Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at the Walker Institute, Heather...

A Master Advantage in Meterology

Climate change is undoubtedly the most critical challenge facing humankind today. While the University is at the forefront of pioneering research to chart, predict and counter its devastating impact on the world; more...

An Unexpected Storyteller

Since our ancestors painted on cave walls, humans have thrived on telling stories. They form a vital part of cultures and have long acted as a tool for sharing and remembering information. Though often considered the...