Dr Richard Allan on climate change and space
23 October 2012
Frontier Science: Monitoring climate change in space
Date: Saturday 5 January 2013
Richard Allan is a Reader in Climate Science at the Department of meteorology, part of the University of Reading with affiliation to NCAS Climate, NCEO, ESSC and the Walker Institute.
His research is driven by the fundamental question: How much will the Earth warm in the current century and what are the implications for the global water cycle, upon which societies and ecosystems depend? Richard uses Earth Observation data to explore fluctuations in clouds, water vapour, rainfall and the Earth’s radiative energy balance and use this information to assess the realism of climate prediction models and improve our understanding of the climate system.