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#PlanetPartners: Training the world’s weather experts with Meteorology Masterclasses

Release Date 23 February 2021

The Meteorology Masterclasses are run by the University of Reading and the Royal Meteorological Society


Reading scientists are leading a series of masterclasses to help weather experts around the world get up to speed with the latest weather and climate science.

Run jointly between the Royal Meteorological Society and the University of Reading, the Meteorological Masterclasses are aimed to provide top-level training for weather and climate professionals working for national weather services or elsewhere in the profession.

A previous series, held in September 2020, was attended by more than 500 weather and climate professionals worldwide. Attendees said the series was “a must for keeping up to date”.

A Canadian meteorologist said: “The Masterclass Series is well organised with a good balance of theory and practice, and with good visual presentations that are clear and concise.”

Each masterclass consists of a presentation followed by the opportunity for questions and discussion with the speaker. Video recordings will be made available to people who have registered and paid to attend within a few days of the event. There will also be an option to ask the speakers questions via email for one week after the video goes live.

Upcoming sessions

  • Wednesday 24 February (3pm-4.30pm): Flood forecasting hours to months ahead
    Dr Linda Speight, University of Reading 
  • Wednesday 10 March 2021: Representing convection in Numerical Weather Prediction models and its implications
    Prof Bob Plant, University of Reading 
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021: Heatwaves and climate change in urban microclimates
    Prof Sue Grimmond, University of Reading

Find out more or book:

Follow discussion on the events using the hashtag #MetMasterclass


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