Thursday, March 21, 2013

Latest News - Richard P. Allan

After reading Richard P. Allan's article I looked around his website and discovered he's written many informative articles.  And I figured it would be good to share his index over here.

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Latest News - Richard P. Allan

Here is a list of some of my latest news.

  • March 19 2013: Comments on a misleading article in Mail on Sunday
  • 30 January 2013: The increasing risks of floods and droughts: a stakeholder event organised by the Walker Institute as part of the PREPARE project (see blog)
  • January 4 2013: 2012 wettest year on record for England

  • December 21st 2012:Large quantities of moisture directed towards the UK with associatedflooding in South West England and Wales and eastern Scotland (see flood extent on Severn and Thames.
  • November 22nd 2012: More flooding in the UK (see Met Office radar animation | synoptic charts | NCEP precipitation anomalies | geopotential anomalies | ECMWF Stream Function 16-23 Nov | 23-26 Nov | animation ) - see also Met Office Rainfall Totals , University of Reading press release and BBC blog.
  • November 20th 2012: I commented for a CNN article detailing the latest WMO report on greenhouse gases. The report highlights rising Methane concentrations (after a lull in the early 2000s) and also notes increases in other important but less well-known greenhouse gases such as Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) in addition to the continued increases in CO2 concentrations, close to the IPCC "business as usual" scenario.
  • October 7th 2012: Rivers of the Skies article by Jonathan Leake in the Sunday Times mentions our work on Atmospheric Rivers (see also GRL and JGR articles)
  • September 23/24th 2012: Heavy rainfall over the UK
  • September 2012: Testing simulations of global precipitation variation | See also Article andNCAS Highlight (PDF)
  • June 2012: Flooding in Newcastle | Flooding in Southern England
  • May 2012: Reading's first Weather, Arts and Music Festival begins with the opportunity to be part of a Human Weather Forecasting Factory!
  • Jan 2012: Warming over last decade hidden below the ocean surface (seearticle & blog) | NASA article | Research Highlight

  • Dec 2011: Our colleague and friend, Dr David Grimes, who was dedicated to African rainfall and its importance to society, sadly passed away. He will be sorely missed by a great many people.
  • Dec 2011: Winter floods in Britain are connected to atmospheric rivers
  • Dec 2011: Atmospheric warming & the amplification of precipitation extremes featured as highly cited article by Science Watch
  • Oct 2011: University of Reading join International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC)
  • Sep 2011: Intensified flows of moisture into the tropical rainy belt
  • Sep 2011: Changes in Earth's radiative energy balance
  • Jun 2011: Adapting to the increasing risks of floods and droughts: stakeholders event.
  • Mar 2011: Clouds and the Earth's Radiation balance: Observational Evidence
  • Jan 2011: NERC Changing water cycle projects begin
  • Jun 2010: Focus issue: Anticipated Changes in the Global Water Cycle .

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