Arctic Weather Forecasting (Ref: OP19_01)
Dr N Rutter
31 January 2019
High quality Arctic weather forecasts are urgently needed for polar shipping navigability, resource exploration and northern communities, as well as to provide a better understanding of how Arctic weather influences mid-latitude atmospheric conditions.
Linking impacts of climate change on snow and water resources
Dr J Larsen
21 January 2019
Rising temperatures are having impacts on many natural environmental systems around the world. High latitude and high elevation areas of the earth are experiencing particularly rapid temperature increases, resulting in changes in vegetation, carbon cycling, and many other ecosystem functions.
Spatial capture-recapture methods for snow leopards
Prof D Borchers, Dr R Glennie, Dr K Sharma
Applications accepted all year round
We do not know how many snow leopards are left in the world. Snow leopard range country governments and scientists have launched an ambitious initiative to develop a robust assessment of the global snow leopard population within the next five years, and monitoring efforts will continue after that.
(MERI) Atmospheric Ice Nucleation of biological particles
Dr P Connolly, Dr D Topping, Prof M Gallagher
6 February 2019
The formation of ice in natural clouds occurs at temperatures below 0 °C. Pure liquid water drops do not freeze until temperatures are as low as -36 °C, or so, due to the homogeneous nucleation of ice.