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About this event

Web site
www.royalsociety.o…
When
4 Mar 2013
Where
The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom
Organiser
The Royal Society
Contact address
United Kingdom
Tel
+44 20 7451 2573
E-mail
events@royalsociety.org…

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Storms, floods and droughts: predicting and reporting adverse weather

2012 was one of the “top five wettest years on record”, however the beginning of the year saw a widespread drought across much of the UK. Join David Shukman, Science Editor for BBC News, and Professor Tim Palmer FRS as they discuss extreme and adverse weather conditions with Liz Howell, Head of BBC Weather. How do these events arise, how they are reported, and how can the latest research improve the forecasting of storms or flooding in the future?

David Shukman previously worked at the BBC as European Correspondent, World Affairs Correspondent and Environment and Science Correspondent. He has reported from more than 90 countries, made a dozen trips to the Polar regions and is one of the few journalists to have flown on a weather research flight.