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Northamptonshire Natural History Society

President
Mike Gibson
Secretary
CT Sampson

Previous meetings

Meteorology section meetings

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Section
Date
Where*
Details
Meteorology
Wed, 06 Dec 2017, 14:00
HR
earth, wind and fire: the interaction of ecosystems on weather and climate.
We will be joining the Royal Meteorological Society on-line for a meeting from Imperial College London. It has been known for decades that ecosystem processes influence the carbon and water cycle, with impacts on climate change prediction. However, there is increasing evidence that these same ecosystem processes can affect the evolution of the weather from days to weeks. Understanding the impacts on the short-time scale can also inform long-time scale response. We look to bring together our understanding of how the land interacts with weather and climate.
Meteorology
Sat, 02 Dec 2017, 11:00
HR
meteorology
General meeting to discuss recent weather events and look at what we would like to see out of the Wild Side project.
Meteorology
Sat, 18 Nov 2017, --:--
Out
rainbows and weather machines at tate britain
An outing to Tate Britain to a Saturday meeting organised by the Royal Meteorological Society and Tate Britain. The meeting takes Constable's rainbow as the starting point and then examines the role of the rainbow in art and poetry as well as looking at the latest rainbow science. Meet at the railway station at a time to be agreed. Although there is no entrance fee for this meeting advanced registration is required. More details on the notice board in the Humfrey Rooms or contact Mike Longman.
Meteorology
Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 14:00
HR
maritime meteorology
Today we will be joining the Royal Meteorological Society on-line for a meeting from Trinity House. Weather information for the marine environment is used for a very diverse range of activities. A variety of presentations, from providers and users of weather information. The topics addressed will include weather forecasting, calculation of met ocean design criteria and the requirements of legal and insurance professionals.
Meteorology
Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 11:00
HR
meteorology
Meteorology, a meeting for all interested in weather. Summer fun. We will undertake some field work, cloud identification and weather observation using our senses, portable instruments and the instruments at the Humfrey Rooms. Then look at these observations in context with the overall weather pattern and try our hand at drawing a weather chart and making a forecast.
Meteorology
Sat, 01 Jul 2017, 11:00
HR
meteorology, a meeting for all interested in weather. summer fun.
We will undertake some field work, cloud identification and weather observation using our senses, portable instruments and the instruments at the Humfrey Rooms. Then look at these observations in context with the overall weather pattern and try our hand at drawing a weather chart and making a forecast.
Meteorology
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 14:30
HR
a general weather meeting
We will take a look at some short presentations about weather from the Meteorological Office, TEDx and others.
Meteorology
Sat, 03 Jun 2017, 11:00
HR
energy from wind and wave power
We will look at the weather over the last month followed by a review of Green Power; Power from Waves, Wind, tides and solar farms.
Meteorology
Tue, 16 May 2017, 14:30
HR
earths orbit and the causes of the seasons and climate 
It seems quite warm but we are still in an ice age. What is behind the weather and climate? What causes Ice Ages? We will learn about the Earth’s orbit and its effects on the affairs of man and animals. What does the future hold. Plus the following weeks provide a chance to see noctilucent clouds, how to photograph them.
Meteorology
Sat, 06 May 2017, 11:00
HR
meteorological capabilities of the british antarctic survey
We will be joined by Steve Colwell from British Antarctic Survey who will be telling us about the meteorological capabilities of the British Antarctic Survey and update us with the latest news about the Halley research station. Steve was recently awarded the Polar Medal and hopefully he will be bringing that for us to see as well.
Meteorology
Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 14:00
HR
seasonal forecasting for the uk and europe
We will be joining online the Royal Meteorological Society live from the Met Office in Exeter. The meeting will address current research and operational issues around seasonal prediction for the UK and Europe. In recent years significant advances have been made in wintertime seasonal prediction arising through increased understanding of the drivers of predictability and improvements in modelling capability. How can this information be best exploited by end users? Skilful summertime predictions remain more challenging, but our understanding is improving and the latest progress will be reviewed.
Meteorology
Sat, 01 Apr 2017, 11:00
HR
weather forecasting
the understanding of weather systems has improved over the years as has the accuracy of forecasts. We will learn about how these changes came about.
Meteorology
Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 14:00
HR
el niño and la niña: climate change or business as usual?
We will be joining the Royal Meteorological Society live online at Imperial College London. El Nino and La Nina have dominated reporting of catastrophic droughts and floods around the globe in recent years. But what are they? How do they impact society and how might they affect us in the future? Leading experts will discuss what is what is known about El Nino and La Nina and their influence on global weather and climate. They will critically assess how these phenomena are projected to change and debate how this could feed through into agricultural, economic and societal impacts in the future.
Meteorology
Sat, 04 Mar 2017, 11:00
HR
weather on other worlds
Other worlds can be very different to Earth. What do we know about the weather on other Worlds and what can we imagine?
Meteorology
Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 14:30
HR
an introduction to the weather of the world
How does the weather system work? Can a butterfly really have an effect on the weather on the other side of the world? Let’s see. Part 1.
Meteorology
Sat, 04 Feb 2017, 11:00
HR
weather on the world wide web.
We will look at sources of weather information, data, clubs etc. which can be found on the WWW and possibly watch some videos. Come and tell us about sources you have found.
Meteorology
Tue, 17 Jan 2017, 14:30
HR
what does climate change really mean?
Continuing our experimental midweek meetings covering areas looked at in previous Saturday meetings we will look at weather in Northern Europe, an area on the edge of the Arctic. What is happening there? is there any evidence of change?
Meteorology
Sat, 07 Jan 2017, 11:00
HR
what about undertaking a mooc?
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s) are increasingly popular and usually they are free. We will look at MOOC’s related to weather to see what they involve. Could we make use of them in our section meeting?
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