Photo: 30-second Meteorology - The 50 most significant events and phenomena, each explained in half a minute. Editor: Adam A. Scaife, Foreword by Julia Slingo.
Publishers: Ivy Press (2016). £14.99
This is a beautiful and tactile coffee table book, whilst being a handier size than most coffee table books. It consists of seven sections; 1) the elements, 2) the global atmosphere, 3) the Sun, 4) weather watching and forecasting, 5) can we change the weather, 6) weather cycles and 7) extreme weather.
By Dr. Jen Green and Prof Adam Scaife,
Ivy Kids, £9.99, Publication date: 2015, 96 pages,
Recommended age range: 8-14
A lovely short book, with short, accurate explanations, including ideas for simple experiments and calculations to demonstrate atmospheric processes, plus some helpful illustrations. It was a great idea to put a glossary at the start of each section.
Image: Frank Wild and Ernest Shackleton with the crushed Endurance (Point Wild - by David Stanley from Nanaimo Canada, used under Creative Commons 2.0 Generic license.)
Neil Lofthouse: Triple rainbow in Iceland
Neil Lofthouse: Stationary standing wave to lee of Icelandic mountain
Roger Williams: Sunset in Tobago
Roger Williams: Rainbow in Tobago
Chris Richards: Winter sunshine on snow, Nicky Nook above Scorton, Lancs
Chris Richards: Thick Rime accretion on fencing on Shining Tor ridge, Derbyshire
Graham Bishop: Cold Air 25/12/2010 near Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
BBC Countryfile would be interested to hear from members who might be able to help with a simple weather experiment. You would need to be free during a weekday in April and be able do some local weather recording which could include temperature, rainfall, whether sunshine had preceded the shower, and a photograph.
World Meteorological Day is a yearly event, celebrated on 23 March. It commemorates the the entry into force in 1950 of the convention that created the World Meteorological Organization. The day also highlights the huge contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society.
This year's World Meteorological Day theme is “Weather and climate: engaging youth.""
The following resources are available for supporting World Meteorological Day celebrations around the world:
Have you been considering a career in science? Are you already studying science but have a question about your career path? Are you confused about what is the best route to take in your studies?
Then why not get involved in the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) Twitter careers session on Thursday 20 March 2014?
This term I am rewriting my climate change lectures. Not because the fundamentals have changed, but because the first part of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released in September. The IPCC was founded 25 years ago to provide authoritative assessments on the emerging problem of climate change. The first report was published in 1990, and the follow-ups, roughly one every six years, have grown in volume, complexity and indeed stature alongside our growing realisation of the complexity of the climate system.