I study the stratosphere, the layer of atmosphere that extends above the troposphere from about 10-50 km. Friends and colleagues of mine often joke (I hope...) that "nobody cares about the stratosphere" *, primarily because it contains no real 'weather' - such as what happens in the troposphere. With little to no water vapour, it … 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?