Geomagnetic storms could significantly disrupt electrified train operations in the United Kingdom once every few decades, according to a new study.
Predicting Flood Conditions in the Next Few Years
Multiyear flood predictions are possible for watersheds in which the magnitude and frequency of flooding can be related to an atmospheric pressure see-saw in the North Atlantic region.
U.K.-Based Geoscientists Trapped in European Funding Impasse
Political disputes threaten the United Kingdom’s status in Horizon Europe, the world’s largest transnational funding program.
Crowdsourced Weather Projects Boost Climate Science Research
Historic observations, manually transcribed from handwritten records, are giving scientists a fresh glimpse into Victorian era climate.
Charging Thunderclouds Affect Ionospheric Conductivity
As thunderstorm updrafts strengthen, electrification of clouds can heat the lower ionosphere, explaining prolonged disturbances to radio waves in the rarefied atmospheric layer.
The Search for the Impact That Cratered Ancient Scotland
Great Britain’s largest impact crater likely lies in the Scottish Highlands. Scientists dispute whether it’s to the west or the east.
Simulating the Climate 145 Million Years Ago
A new model shows that the Intertropical Convergence Zone wasn't always a single band around the equator, which had drastic effects on climate.
Geoscientists React to Brexit Vote
What does Brexit mean for research?
Climate Change Is a Conservative Issue, British Minister Says
The UK foreign minister argues for dealing with climate change with market-based solutions. Asked separately about this approach, a U.S. cabinet secretary supports the general goal.
Report Makes a Case for Geology's Role in Policy Decisions
Scientific societies in the United Kingdom and Europe strive to raise awareness among decision makers about geology's relevance to key societal challenges.