|Large scale aspects of the climate system are generally very well understood. This means that we can make good projections of things like temperature and wind patterns on a global and regional scale. However, when we want to look at the details things become more difficult; Dr. Russell’s research focuses on storms in a changing climate which is one of these tricky areas.
In this SciBar, we’ll have a look at the things we know very well – Climate science 19th Century style – and then bring things up to date to look at the way that we can begin to learn more about the details and particularly thinking about whether we are looking at a stormy future!
Dr. Andy Russell is a lecturer in climate science at Brunel University, London. His research focuses on the European storm environment and Antarctic climate dynamics. He is an Associate Editor of Atmospheric Science Letters and a Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society. He often comments on weather and climate issues in the media. He can be found on Twitter or WordPress
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