I study the stratosphere, the layer of atmosphere above the troposphere that extends from about 10-50 km above the surface. Some people might joke (I hope) that "nobody cares about the stratosphere", primarily because, unlike the troposphere, it contains no 'weather' in the traditional sense. Being very dry (...literally), it can't be seen on visible … Continue reading The Stratosphere – why do we care?
On February 23rd, I accepted an offer of a SCENARIO-funded PhD studentship in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading for the project "How can the stratosphere help us predict the weather several weeks ahead?". The project is supervised by Andrew Charlton-Perez and Steve Woolnough at Reading and Jason Furtado at the University … Continue reading So…why the stratosphere?