Category: Climate

News and information about global climate science.

Unravel the composition of our planet’s atmosphere

The atmosphere is a complex system - how is it monitored? What threats does it face? Find out all this and more by registering for the free "Monitoring Atmospheric Composition" massive open online course (MOOC).

/ 20 December 2018

Thar she blows – Polarstern blog number five

Blog number five has landed and this week the hot topic is... wind!

/ 14 December 2018

Getting to know the weather a little better with the Polarstern

It's week four of the Polarstern's voyage and you know what that means - a brand-new blog post from the students following its path.

/ 10 December 2018

Industrial and agricultural ammonia point sources exposed

The Atmospheric Spectroscopy Group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have been using the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) onboard Metop satellites to identify global ammonia hotspots, and they have kindly shared their findings with us.

/ 6 December 2018

Going on a virtual journey with the Polarstern

The research vessel, Polarstern, is currently travelling from Germany to Cape Town and a group of German meteorology students are reporting on its progress with weekly blog posts.

/ 16 November 2018

Arctic sea ice reaches sixth-lowest minimum

In the same week that representatives from 195 countries are meeting in South Korea to discuss a special report on global warming (see below), new information has been released about one of the key indicators of climate change – the...

/ 5 October 2018

Forecasting fires – from Monchique to Mozambique and beyond

Is it possible to predict where a wildfire is likely to start? Or to say how ferociously it will burn before it has even ignited? Can satellite observations help?

/ 22 August 2018

C’s the day! Metop-C launch campaign begins

Metop-C – soon to become the latest addition to EUMETSAT’s fleet of meteorological satellites – is currently in Kourou, French Guiana, being prepared for launch in November.

/ 13 July 2018

How satellites can help detect impending droughts

In this era of seeming plenty, it’s shocking to learn that almost 124 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity last year.

/ 12 June 2018