Category Archive: Climate

Monthly patterns in Scottish snow (1946-2006)

There’s been a bit of a flurry on Twitter recently about April snow in the UK (see tweet below). My opinion is there’s often UK snow during April, but it happens to be… Continue reading

Scottish mountain snow: pre-viva talk

At Edinburgh University our PhD viva exams are behind closed doors, but we’re encouraged to present our work before the viva to help us to prepare. I gave my pre-viva talk today, in… Continue reading

Scottish snow and the NAO – journal paper

In Autumn 2014 I gave a talk at the British Hydrological Society (BHS) Symposium. I spoke about the relationship between Scottish snow and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Following these symposia, the BHS… Continue reading

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

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