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Research brief: First observational analysis of SSW events shows winter impacts.

When the “Beast from the East” brought cold temperatures and heavy snowfall to western Europe in February and March 2018, a lot of people were quick to link the extreme weather to a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) that had recently occurred. CLEX researchers found there was a surprising lack of research on the relationship between SSWs and climate extremes in Europe using observations, so they sought to look at this in more detail to see if this link can really be made.

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Briefing note 009: Does global warming cause droughts, drying or increased aridity?

In an hour-long talk to a business forum, Andy Pitman said: “there is no link between climate change and drought”. Given the audience were not climate scientists, or interested in the physics of the climate, this statement was one word too brief. Andy fully admits he should have said: “there is no direct link between climate change and drought”.

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SAM RP – Zoom details

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CMS talks: Introduction to Xarray

Xarray is the python library which is widely used for analysing Earth System Data stored in netCDF files. CMS has prepared eight short videos (most are between 5 and 7 minutes) that can be watched at your own pace before the training and a series of problem notebooks.

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