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First snow of winter … brr!

November 24th, 2015 : 11:46 AM

By Tom Frame Following on from Chris Westbrook’s excellent exposition on the beauty of snow flakes, nature has been kind enough to provide many of us with our first snowfall of the winter this weekend – Reading included (if only … Continue reading

Snowflakes – not just a pretty picture!

November 16th, 2015 : 05:30 AM

By Chris Westbrook The slow, inexorable approach of Christmas means that Christmas adverts are now increasing in frequency at an incredible rate. Nauseating John Lewis offerings aside, we are going to be seeing a lot of snowflake-based imagery over the … Continue reading

Can we improve the way we forecast the weather in three weeks time?

November 9th, 2015 : 05:30 AM

By Andrew Charlton-Perez This week at the University of Reading is enhancement week and I’ve also been spending some time learning about an area of science which I don’t know so well and which is developing fast at the ECMWF … Continue reading

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