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A podcast about interesting stuff from the World of atmospheric science and climate.

The Barometer The University of Manchester Centre for Atmospheric Science

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A podcast about interesting stuff from the World of atmospheric science and climate.

    Health Impacts of Poor Air Quality

    Health Impacts of Poor Air Quality

    The Barometer team are joined by Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit of the University of Birmingham and the Barcelona Institute of Global Health.  We discuss global and UK statistics around the health impacts of poor air quality before Dr Delgado-Saborit details how scientists research this complex and pressing topic.
    Associated links:
    Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit's Page
    World Health Organisation Resources
    UK Government Report on Air Quality 

    • 31 min
    The Barometer team at the University of Manchester's 2019 Community Festival

    The Barometer team at the University of Manchester's 2019 Community Festival

    Joshi, Emma and Simon tackle the atmospheric science questions posed by visitors to this year's University of Manchester Community Festival (recorded 15th June).
    0:00-0:25 Welcome
    0:25-1:12 How do clouds move?
    1:12-2:03 How does it rain?
    2:03-2:39 How does water enter the sky?
    2:39-3:30 How is snow created?
    3:30-5:19 How does lightning form?
    5:19-6:39 Why is it cold in the British summer?
    6:39-7:25 Why can't the British summer be warm?
    7:25-9:03 Why does continental Europe get a nicer summer than England?
    9:03-10:56 How bad are diesel cars?
    10:56-13:01 Is global warming over-rated?
    13:01-14:34 Are we already at runaway climate change?
    14:34-17:06 What will the climate be like over the next 10,000 years?

    • 17 min
    Dr Sarah Moller Talks Career Progression & Air Pollution

    Dr Sarah Moller Talks Career Progression & Air Pollution

    Dr Sarah Moller is the Air Pollution theme leader for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science.  She joins Simon O'Meara to discuss her progression from chemistry undergraduate, the Centre's strategy for tackling air pollution, past successes and working with policy makers and individuals.
    University of York Staff Profile
    Sarah Twitter

    • 17 min
    Prof. Len Shaffrey Discusses the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

    Prof. Len Shaffrey Discusses the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

    We welcome Len Shaffrey back to Manchester where he studied undergraduate Maths and Physics.  He explains what the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is and describes the pioneering atmospheric science it contributes toward.  He is the theme leader for Climate and High Impact Weather at NCAS.
    NCAS Twitter: @AtmosScience
    Len Twitter: @Len_Shaffrey
     

    • 10 min
    MOYA Project: Rebecca Fisher on Ground Measurements

    MOYA Project: Rebecca Fisher on Ground Measurements

    Dr Michelle Cain (University of Oxford) interviews Dr Rebecca Fisher (Royal Holloway University of London), finding out about ground-based measurements of methane and how they can help global models.  For more about the Methane Observations and Yearly Assessments (MOYA) project check out their blog and website: https://moya.blogs.bris.ac.uk.

    • 3 min
    MOYA Project: Patrick Barker on Measurements and Instrument Function

    MOYA Project: Patrick Barker on Measurements and Instrument Function

    Join Dr Michelle Cain (University of Oxford) as she interviews Patrick Barker (University of Manchester) on taking measurements aboard the research aircraft, how a laser spectrometer works and how to apportion signals to sources.

    • 12 min

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