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Over the volcano

November 24th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Geoff Wadge The atmosphere over an erupting volcano can be a very lively place. Lava bombs, ash, gas, lightning and torrential convective rainfall are commonplace in the immediate few kilometres from the vent. Such chaotic environments are not very well … Continue reading

October 2014 – typical and atypical

November 17th, 2014 : 07:45 AM

By Ross Reynolds Apart from a hiccup with the cooler than average August, October was the ninth warmer than average month for the UK this year. This was reported on the Met Office website by Emma Boorman, one of our … Continue reading

Sampling the skies with unmanned aircraft

November 10th, 2014 : 06:45 AM

By Keri Nicoll Unmanned aircraft have been flown for leisure by model aircraft enthusiasts for many decades, but a recent surge in the development of unmanned aircraft technology means that a whole new suite of applications for this technology is … Continue reading


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