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Climate Research Doctoral Training Programme – apply online! 15 Priestley Centre PhD studentships are available for study to begin October 2016. With a focus on interdisciplinary themes the Priestley Centre studentships will provide exciting opportunities to work with leading researchers across the University. The application deadline is 11 March 2016 and more details on how to apply can…
Huge landslides became a major threat in the North of England during the record rainfall of December and the incidence of them will increase as the climate alters, a senior academic from the University of Leeds has told regional BBC news programmes. Dr Bill Murphy, a senior lecturer in Engineering Geology, was interviewed by meteorologist…
There was a huge turnout of almost 400 people for the public debate ‘Unpacking the Paris Agreement: is it enough to limit dangerous climate change?’ at the University of Leeds Conference Centre on Wednesday 3 February. The event, presented by the Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Centre, Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Centre for Climate Change…
Cutting edge radar technology is at the centre of a new collaboration between University of Leeds academics and other partners in a study to determine more precisely the relationship between clouds, precipitation and flooding in Scotland. Dr Lindsay Bennett from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Leeds is responsible for operating the…
Has the naming of storms in the UK been useful in raising awareness of their potential  severity? The trend for personalising storms that involve a yellow, amber or red warning and are likely to have a medium or high impact means that we’ve got to ‘I’ (for Imogen) already – and it’s still only early February. …