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Meteorology

The science and study of the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena, and the effects of the atmosphere upon the Earth. A meteorologist is a scientist who studies meteorology. The term was first used by Aristotle.

Drizzle riddle solved

A recent study by NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and University of Toronto indicates that updrafts are more important than previously thought in determining whether clouds produce drizzle rather than normal-sized raindrops. Such findings will help improve the accuracy of model predictions of rainfall, a challenge for both short-term weather forecasting and longer-term climate projections.

Extreme storms triple in Sahel due to Global Warming

Over the past 35 years extreme storms in the Sahel have tripled and it’s down to global warming, according to research conducted by NERC scientists at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. In such storms, clouds can grow to heights of 16 km and can produce substantial volumes of rainfall. Indeed, in 2009 one downpour deposited 263 mm of rainfall in several hours and forced 150,000 residents of Burkina Faso to leave their homes.

Ben Nevis snow free for first time in 11 years

Snow expert, Iain Cameron, confirms that for the first time in 11 years there is no snow on Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Across Scotland, only three patches of snow survive in Scotland's mountains - one on Aonach Beag in Lochaber and two on Braeriach in the Cairngorms – but these could also vanish by the middle of September, for the first time since 2006.

Mr Cameron, said: "The situation this year is mainly down to a lack of snow last winter.”

WeatherLive - The Ultimate day out for Weather Enthusiasts

Where? Central Hall Westminster, London
When? Saturday 4th November 2017

WeatherLive is a new event for the Society and is the ultimate day out for weather enthusiasts. This one-day conference in London will focus on three main sessions; photography, the 1987 storm and gardening in a changing climate. A host of respected speakers will present throughout the day, sharing experiences and knowledge include well-known names such as Michael Fish and Peter Gibbs.