Category: Weather

The latest news about the science of weather and forecasting.

Tracking desert locusts with satellite services

This year brought a locust crisis to Eastern Africa, threatening food supplies in an already troubled time.

/ 21 September 2020

Keeping an eye on air turbulence from space

For many travellers, air turbulence is often a cause of much concern and in some cases, fear. Occurring due to a variety of natural factors, air turbulence can sometimes give rise to anxiety, more so because of its seemingly unpredictable...

/ 26 August 2020

Supporting fisheries using Earth observation data

In our Day to Day series of podcasts, we discuss how Earth observation data benefits our lives in different ways.

/ 7 August 2020

Insight into Jasmin Vural’s life as a fellow

Delving further into our continuing series on fellowships, we talked to Jasmin Vural, who is almost done with hers.

/ 15 June 2020

Vasileios Barlakas shares his experience as a fellow with us

Continuing our series on fellowships, we talked to Vasileios Barlakas, who is halfway through his and talked to us about his stint so far.

/ 4 June 2020

The role of MOSAiC in EUMETSAT OSI SAF development

You might have seen several posts about the MOSAiC expedition on the Science Blog over the last six months, when we featured the reports of a group of meteorology students tracking its progress.

/ 29 May 2020

Aviation weather consultation onboard the RV Polarstern

In the final blog of the series, the students discuss aviation weather reporting for the safety of the helicopter crews coming and going on the mission.

/ 20 April 2020

Climate and climate change in the Arctic

The latest report from the students following the MOSAiC expedition discusses the Arctic climate, where the RV Polarstern is currently located and trapped in ice.

/ 24 March 2020

Discussing Iceland’s severe winter weather

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of hosting Elín Björk Jónasdóttir, meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO).

/ 18 March 2020