News and events
The Department of Meteorology is a thriving hub of teaching and research activity. Read our latest news and explore upcoming events.
Latest news and updates
The feed below shows updates from our departmental blog, which is normally updated weekly. The Department manages or contributes to a number of blogs, which you can find out more about on our blogs page.
- Recent progress on decadal prediction in the North Atlantic
- Without the Tibetan Plateau, what would happen to the Asian summer monsoons?
- Can we use future data to improve our knowledge of the ocean?
- Sunny, Windy Sundays
- The Role of Synoptic Meteorology on UK Air Pollution
- BoBBLE: Air-sea interactions and intraseasonal oscillations in the Bay of Bengal
- Responding to the threat of hazardous pollutant releases in cities
- Time scales of atmospheric circulation response to CO2 forcing
- What’s in a number?
- A Presidential address …
Departmental and lunchtime seminars
During term time, we hold weekly departmental and lunchtime seminars featuring guest speakers from the meteorological and climate world and from within the Department. These seminars are open to everyone, and are a great way to learn more about a particular topic or issue. We update our list of seminars at the beginning of each term. You can attend a seminar before coming to study with us; it's a great way to meet people in the Department and find out more about our work.
These seminars are held every Monday at 12:00 during term time only.
These seminars are held every Tuesday from 13:00 to 13:50 during term time only.
highlights from the Department
Professor Jonathan Gregory elected Fellow of the Royal Society - 5 May 2017
The Department of Meteorology and the School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences are delighted to announce that Professor Jonathan Gregory has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS).
Jonathan is a climate scientist, employed since 2003 at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science here at the University of Reading (where he is a professor in the Department of Meteorology), and since 1990 at the Met Office Hadley Centre (currently as a Science Fellow). He changed his area of research after his PhD in experimental particle physics because of scientific interest in and personal concern about climate change caused by human activities.
He studies large-scale multidecadal physical processes of change in the climate system, using three-dimensional global models and observational evidence. He has made significant contributions to refining the concept and the evaluation of climate sensitivity (the magnitude of warming caused by increases in greenhouse gases), and to the projection of future sea-level change from ocean warming, ocean circulation change, and loss of ice on land (glaciers and ice-sheets).
He was a lead author of the last three Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is one of the leaders of the World Climate Research Programme's Grand Challenge on sea-level change.
We offer our warmest congratulations to Professor Jonathan Gregory, FRS!