International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2015

I’m presenting a poster at ICAM next week. For those of you who aren’t able to make it along it’s shown below. For those that are – have a read and think of… Continue reading

Getting started with NetCDF – reading CEH GEAR

Last year CEH released an interpolated precipitation dataset for the UK call GEAR. You can read about this dataset here, or view slides presented at the 2014 BHS Symposium here. In short; these… Continue reading

Getting ready for netCDF (4)

This is a handy scrip to get your Linux box ready for using NetCDF. I’m not planning on maintaining this script, so if you want to use it head over to the Unidata… Continue reading

Tapply on steroids – by (climate trends in Scottish seasons)

A while back I wrote a post on using the R tool tapply, which is my most popular post. Tapply allows you to repeat a function over a vector split into groups, e.g.… Continue reading

Rare snowmelt estimation (GB)

I read Hough and Hollis’ 1997 paper recently which uses Met Office synoptic stations to estimate a magnitude – recurrence relationship for snowmelt in the UK. i.e. how often do we get how… Continue reading

Cairngorms snow cover, 1954-1984

Neil Reid wrote a post this week about news from the Mar Lodge estate. On it he mentions the future of Derry Lodge. I’ve never been to Derry Lodge so seeing a photograph… Continue reading

Warm October, cold winter?

A tweet flashed by a couple of days ago hoping that a warm October might indicate a cold winter: It’s a straightforward enough hypothesis, although one I think we all can agree seems… Continue reading

QGIS user group – presentation

I spoke today at the second Scottish QGIS user group meeting. It was a diverse gaggle of practitioners including academics, council, quango and no doubt many more. Some really interesting talks went on,… Continue reading

Arctic sea ice extent

Bit of a departure from Scottish snow this afternoon: the Met Office put out a blog post yesterday on the minimum Arctic sea ice extent being reached for this year (probably) and briefly… Continue reading

Scottish winter weather

Following on from my previous post about September weather, it seems appropriate (for my research and blog) to look at winter weather specifically for Scotland. This post again uses Met Office data. I… Continue reading