Heatwaves do not only occur on land, but also inside the ocean. Marine heatwaves are defined as periods of prolonged anomalously high sea surface temperatures compared to the local 30-year long record. Although the occurrence of these events has been observed locally, researchers in recent years looked at this phenomenon at the global scale.
Traveling across sea ice (Photo provided by courtesy of Kyra St. Pierre)
For the 25th time, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published a statement on the State of the Global Climate. The latest report was launched at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the 28th March. It looks back at the climate of 2018 globally.
On 20 March, 25 students from five schools in the central belt of Scotland took part in a simulation of a World Climate Change conference. The simulation was based on the Society's Climate Change Negotiations for Schools Resource. The event was organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful and supported by the Royal Meteorological Society's Sylvia Knight and Caroline Coch.
Parts of southern Africa have been devastated by Cyclone Idai over the last week. The tropical storm has been described as the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, with over 2 million people affected by extreme widespread flooding.
Since launching in 2016, the Royal Meteorological Society Jobs Board has been successful in connecting the right candidates with the right jobs and research posts.
In the last 12 months, we have had 14,000 visitors, posted over 500 jobs and generated just under 5,000 applications through our site.
July 2015, Qikiqtaruk – Herschel Island, Canadian Arctic: I am dressed in full waterproofs yet somehow still sopping wet, sampling vegetation on a coastal floodplain, shivering and wondering whether my friends were luckier with the weather back in Edinburgh (probably not). What wouldn’t you do to get some data for your PhD!