Weather, Climate and Covid-19

Sylvia Knight, Head of Education at the Royal Meteorological Society, recently recorded a podcast for the Royal Geographical Society with IGB, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the weather and climate across the world. You can access the podcast here. Further reading: Coronavirus will impact the atmospheric CO2 record – but not enough to…

Arctic Maritime Air

Over the weekend, we saw Arctic Maritime air descend over the UK, with temperatures dropping by around 10C. The following snapshot from http://earth.nullschool.net from the morning of Monday 11th May, shows winds blowing clockwise around a High pressure area to the northwest of the UK. This means a northerly air flow over much of the…

Heatwave (Summer 2018)

More links and images will be added to this page as they are identified. A comparison between 1976 and 2018 from the BBC. This fairly lengthy discussion from the Met Office has some good maps and statistics. Wildfires on Saddleworth Moor and Glenshane Pass, 27.6.18. Image reproduced with thanks from NEODAAS, University of Dundee satellite…

OCR Geography B GCSE

Resources for OCR 2016 Geography B We are delighted to have worked together with the OCR to develop resources to support this specification – click here to access the resources with links embedded into the scheme of work here. Other Recommended Resources to Support the Teaching of Weather and Climate within this Specification 1.1 How…

Case Studies

Case study of Arctic Maritime Air – Jan/ Feb 2015 Bodmin Snow (November 2005) UK snow (January 2013) and (March 2013) Snow events 2012-2013 Severe Winters (1947 and 1963) UK snow (November 2010) UK snow (February 2012) Ottery St. Mary hailstorm (October 2008) Boscastle Floods (August 2004) Floods and Flooding UK floods (November 2012) Great…

A Level

Have a look at the Barometer – a regular podcast featuring weather and climate issues from the University of Manchester. A one hour tutorial on Climate variability, change and water resources from MetEd (requires free registration). The level is suitable for A level. A very useful set of animations, videos and explanations from Wycombe High…

Key Stage 4

Resources for 14-16 Year Old Students Other recommended resources: A wide range of animations from the Met Office suitable for geography and science topics. Resources looking at change of state, latent heat, data handling and the Electromagnetic Spectrum from the NCAS/ DIAMET project. An excellent GA resource investigating weather conditions needed for the various Olympic…