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We welcome Len Shaffrey back to Manchester where he studied undergraduate Maths and Physics.  He explains what the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is and describes the pioneering atmospheric science it contributes toward.  He is the theme leader for Climate and High Impact Weather at NCAS.

NCAS Twitter: @AtmosScience

Len Twitter: @Len_Shaffrey


Dr Michelle Cain (University of Oxford) interviews Dr Rebecca Fisher (Royal Holloway University of London), finding out about ground-based measurements of methane and how they can help global models.  For more about the Methane Observations and Yearly Assessments (MOYA) project check out their blog and website: https://moya.blogs.bris.ac.uk.

Join Dr Michelle Cain (University of Oxford) as she interviews Patrick Barker (University of Manchester) on taking measurements aboard the research aircraft, how a laser spectrometer works and how to apportion signals to sources.

Join Patrick Barker (University of Manchester) as he interviews Dr Michelle Cain (University of Oxford) on modelling methane emissions, and discusses why methane is important to the Earth's climate.

Research scientist Joe Pitt interviews project lead Grant Allen to find out how and why a team of UK scientists are undertaking research aboard a specially designed aircraft in Uganda.  They are both members of the Methane Observations and Yearly Assessments (MOYA) study.  For more, read their blog here: https://moya.blogs.bris.ac.uk/311-2/

Dr. Chris Smith (University of Leeds) joins Caroline and Simon to discuss the FAIR climate model (https://github.com/OMS-NetZero/FAIR) and its contribution to the IPCC's 1.5 oC report (http://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/).  We cover the report's main findings, the motivation behind the model and its capabilities.

Zeyad Ahmed joins Simon O’Meara to discuss his application to a PhD at the University of Manchester studying dust storm initiation and development in his home country, Iraq, his methods and findings, and refeering football in the north of England.

Join the Barometer team for a chat about our research, the questions we try to answer with observations and how computer models are used to improve our understanding of atmospheric processes. 

In a christmas special we are joined by expert Prof. Geraint Vaughan we look into the truth behind forecasts of SNOWMAGEDDON often forecast for UK winters from certain companies. We discuss meterological phenomenon which drive seasonal weather in the UK and if forecasts over these time-scales are ever achievable... plus a christmas quiz! 

Whether you are a human dealing with rising sea levels in Bangladesh or the Netherlands, or a walrus losing habitat in the Arctic, global warming is happening.  This latest podcast from The Barometer (by University of Manchester researchers) details the current situation, what is being done and what more could be done to limit and perhaps reverse global warming. 

If you want a quick demonstration of the science behind global warming check out this video by Dr Paul Connolly of University of Manchester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zjlJEQVhhI.  This podcast centres around the most recent evidence for increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, which can be found here: http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/news/record-high-co2-emissions-delay-global-peak.

It is presented by Simon O’Meara, Caroline Dang and Joe Pitt of the School of Earth and Environment and by Clair Gough and John Broderick of the Tyndall Centre.

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