University of Reading

Weather and climate science: research, training and informing environmental policymaking


The University’s Department of Meteorology is one of the most highly regarded in the world and it has been contributing crucially to the national and international understanding of weather and climate. Recent developments include important new models, for example predicting the vulnerability of crops to climate variability, and key contributions to the understanding of the potential impacts of changes in deep ocean circulation in the North Atlantic. The continuing development of atmospheric models will assist the calculation of the global warming potential of greenhouse gases by industry and governments.