A meteorological adventure in Sahara

Posted on 27th February 2013

Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment is leading an effort to better understand the climate of the Sahara. The the first part of this project, which involved scientists from UK, France, and National Met Services of Algeria and Mauritania, includes collecting meteorological data in western Sahara where there […]

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Caves point to thawing of Siberia

Posted on 25th February 2013

Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius could see permanently frozen ground thaw over a large area of Siberia, threatening release of carbon from soils, and damage to natural and human environments. A thaw in Siberia’s permafrost (ground frozen throughout the year) could eventually release over 1,000 giga-tonnes of […]

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Oxford Climate Network Day

Posted on 18th February 2013

On Tuesday 26 February at 2pm in the Sheldonian there will be an open afternoon to showcase the diversity of climate research in Oxford, and give a flavour of the opportunities for research and collaboration across departments. Open to all, including undergraduates thinking about climate research; graduates, post-docs and faculty, to learn about what is […]

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Rapid link between North Atlantic climate and East Asian monsoon 8200 years ago

Posted on 4th February 2013

An abrupt cold snap lasting more than 100 years was identified in the North Atlantic area 8200 years ago, probably caused by flooding from an ice-dammed lake in North America. Using an annually-laminated stalagmite from a cave in China, a team of researchers from China University of Geosciences, Oxford University and University of California have […]

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