Royal Meteorological Society Podcast

The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK's learned and professional Society for weather and climate. Our mission is to promote meteorology as a science, profession and interest. On our show we'll be discussing issues, news ...more

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June 27, 2018 00:12:50
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Episode 10 - It's getting hot in here: the 2018 heatwave

Following a prolonged heat wave across the UK Prof Liz Bentley, RMetS Chief Executive and Tara Thompson, head of Communications at RMetS, discuss what defines a heatwave, what meteorological conditions cause such extremes of temperature and the kind of environmental and social effects they can have. Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit our website at www.rmets.org.  Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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May 24, 2018 00:08:25
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Episode 9 - Scorching temperatures on Bank Holidays in the UK

Following an unusually warm May 2018 Prof Liz Bentley, RMetS Chief Executive, and Chloe Moore, Head of Partnerships at RMetS, discuss the heat wave and what weather we are set to have over the late Bank Holiday this weekend. Liz and Chloe talk jet streams, high and low pressure, mist, Weather Photographer of the Year 2018 and look forward to our joint meeting with the RHS in Bristol in June 2018. Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit our website at www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected]  Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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May 17, 2018 00:19:27
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Episode 8 - El Niño and La Niña with Adam Scaife

Ahead of the publication of our briefing paper "What is the El Niño – Southern Oscillation?", Professor Liz Bentley, RMetS Chief Executive, spoke to one of the authors Adam Scaife, Head of Long-Range Prediction at the Met Office and Professor at Exeter University, about the El Niño and La Niña, the largest seasonal fluctuation in the Earth's atmosphere.  Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit our website at www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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March 07, 2018 00:38:38
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Episode 7 - International Women's Day 2018: Women in weather

In this "Women in weather" podcast celebrating International Women's Day, we consider the considerable achievements of many women in weather but also discuss the obstacles that still remain for women working in the scientific sector.   We spoke to seven meteorologists, climate scientists, education and outreach officers and managers about their career paths. We asked them about the issues they may have faced as women in the workplace, including the issue of short-term contracts in academia, job-shares, and maternity leave. How we can encourage more women to ask questions at events, and how we can actively inspire more young girls to fully participate in, and choose, STEM professions? Our seven speakers are: Professor Ellie Highwood, Professor of Climate Physics, University of Reading Professor Liz Bentley, Chief Executive, Royal Meteorological Society Jennie Campbell, Consultant & Former CEO at MeteoGroup, Dr Cat Muller, Head of Public Engagement, Royal Meteorological Society Dr Sylvia Knight, Head of Education, Royal Meteorological Society Felicity Liggins, Outreach Manager, Met Office Dr Lindsay Bennett, Instrument Scientist, National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members, but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events ...

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February 20, 2018 00:13:41
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Episode 6 - The Beast From The East: Sudden stratospheric events

Ahead of "The Beast From The East", a sudden cold snap that hit the UK in February 2018 we discussed what this kind of weather event is called, what causes it and what kind of weather conditions can we expect during a sudden stratospheric event? Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit our website at www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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November 15, 2017 00:20:46
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Episode 5 - WeatherLive 2017: Gardening in a changing climate

In the final interview from our WeatherLive Conference 2017, we talk with two Royal Horticultural Society members about the challenges that gardeners now face in our changing climate and what further challenges we might expect in the future. We discuss the findings of the recent RHS report, "Gardening In A Changing Climate" with Dr Eleanor Webster, an Environmental Climate Scientist at The RHS, and Robert Brett, the RHS Curator at Hyde Hall, in Essex. Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit our website at www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] The Royal Horticultural Society: Twitter - @The_RHS Instagram - @The_RHS ...

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