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Climate on Earth and Beyond

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors: 7pm
Start: 7.30pm
End: 9.30pm
Cafe Bar Marzano, The Forum,
Norwich NR2 1TF
Have you ever wondered what the weather is like on planets other than our own? Join us for two exciting talks to learn more about cutting-edge research on climates, both here in the UK and slightly further afield…

We’ll be discussing how scientists use technology to predict weather changes, and how this may be relevant when it comes to understanding the climates of other planets.

How is weather in Indonesia and the UK linked?

Daniel Skinner (Senior Research Associate)
Tropical weather systems, which change the rainfall pattern over South East Asia over the course of a month or two, can trigger planetary scale waves a few miles up in the atmosphere. These waves are predictable and tend to follow paths set by the circulation of air in our atmosphere. As they travel along the jet stream, these waves can directly influence the weather in the UK, giving forecasters a way of predicting UK weather up to two weeks ahead.

A century of planets: not fiction but the future

Prof. Manoj Joshi (Professor of Climate Dynamics, University of East Anglia)
Since the first discovery of planets outside our solar system in the 1990s, literally thousands of such planets have been discovered, from those far larger than Jupiter- our solar system's largest planet- to planets that are smaller than Earth. This 'gold rush' has revolutionised astronomy and planetary sciences, and our knowledge of such planets is growing at a phenomenal rate. I'll talk about how we research the climates of such planets- using methods similar to understanding climate on Earth- and how these discoveries could change our thoughts about the uniqueness of our own world.
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