Category: Weather

The latest news about the science of weather and forecasting.

When an umbrella is not enough – discussing severe storms with Tomáš Púčik

On a recent visit to EUMETSAT, Tomáš Púčik (Researcher and Senior Trainer) kindly spent some time with us to explain what he does at the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) and discuss his passion for thunderstorms. 

/ 13 February 2020

Looking back over a year of weather

We've just published our annual "Year of Weather" video for 2019 and once again, many significant weather events took place across the globe.

/ 24 January 2020

MOSAiC – the international Arctic drift expedition

Read the latest summary from the students tracking the expedition.

/ 6 January 2020

Life as a weather technician on board the Polarstern

Part three of the Polarstern diaries has landed - read on to hear all about life as an on-board weather technician in the latest blog instalment!

/ 10 December 2019

RV Polarstern, a truly unique ship

The second blog from the students tracking the MOSAiC expedition is here.

/ 17 October 2019

Introducing the Alfred Wegener Institute and MOSAiC Expedition

Right now, the largest polar expedition in history is taking place and a group of students from Germany want to make sure you don't miss out on any of the Arctic action.

/ 9 October 2019

2019 – Another record-breaking year for our planet

It’s been impossible to ignore the headlines over the summer, bringing news of scorching temperatures, devastating wildfires and worrying predictions for the future of our planet.

/ 22 August 2019

Life as a EUMETSAT fellow – Peter Weston shares his experience with us

You might remember our spring article in which we delved into EUMETSAT fellowships and what exactly they are.

/ 1 August 2019

Using satellites for climate research

For the past 20 years, the DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst – the German National Meteorological Service) has been working with a group of experts, using satellite data to monitor the climate and to record changes. The Satellite Application Facility on Climate...

/ 28 May 2019