meteorology

The complex maths of weather and climate.

Not if their predictions are made clearer...
A multi-disciplinary approach to complexity
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.
During World Mathematical Year 2000 a sequence of posters were displayed month by month in the trains of the London Underground aiming to stimulate, fascinate - even infuriate passengers! Keith Moffatt tells us about three of the posters from the series.

Perhaps the most sinister weather phenomenon in the world is the twister - that dark, dangerous funnel drooping from the clouds that weaves its way across the landscape, leaving a narrow trail of devastation in its wake.

Read about what it is like to work at the Meteorological Office in this interview with Helen Hewson. There's also a contact point for careers information.

This year, for the first time, the Met. Office is publishing an experimental long range forecast for the average Central England Temperature

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