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Improving forecasting techniques Developing greater weather forecasting precision, and creating more accurate longer-term forecasts could provide huge benefits to African businesses, small traders and society, strengthening their ability to respond to crises. Weather-sensitive sectors including aviation, solar and hydro-power and agriculture could all grow as a result. A four year...

A total of 40 joint proposals from Brazilian and British researchers were received in a joint call between CONFAP (Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies) and UK Academies, launched in 2016. State Funding Agencies (FAPs) from 9 states have participated in the call, and 7 of them will support projects that will...

The University of Leeds is involved in 12 newly established Special Interest Groups, 2 of which are led by Leeds. Drop dynamics Flow instability, modelling and control Fluid dynamics of liquid crystalline materials Fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination Granular flows  in the environment and industry Low-energy ventilation (led by Prof Cath Noakes,...

A jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an ‘x-ray’ view of the planet. Lead researcher Dr Phil Livermore, from the University of Leeds, said: “The European Space Agency’s Swarm satellites are providing our sharpest x-ray image...

A comprehensive new handbook about weather forecasting in West Africa could help safeguard lives and resources in the region. Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters’ Handbook was coordinated by the University of Leeds in collaboration with international researchers and meteorological agencies to help the region’s weather forecasters. It results from...

27.01.2017 – IGT scientists Dr Jon Mound and Dr Phil Livermore had the following article published in The Conversation The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field – protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet’s history includes...

The first ever comparison of six of the major global flood risk monitoring computer models has revealed wide discrepancies between the information they provide. Insurers, risk analysts and many other businesses, as well as governments and NGOs use software like these models to understand which areas of the world are...

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Fluid Dynamics at Leeds website. This website aims to provide an overview of the enormous range of Fluid Dynamics research undertaken at the University of Leeds. This includes activities led from multiple faculties including Engineering, Computing, Earth and Environment, Mathematics and Physics. Our...