Why You Should Care About the Stratosphere

The stratosphere is a fascinating place; a lid on the turbulent lower atmosphere, a realm of alien dynamics that defy our everyday experiences, and home to the most violent events in the entire atmosphere. Every now and again the stratosphere reaches down and completely changes the weather we experience on the surface. When the stratosphere comes into town, extreme weather changes lives for many of us. It may well play a key role in the single most dangerous experiment humanity ever attempts. So, in short, you really should understand a bit more about what’s going on up there.

In this talk I will give an introduction to the key features, dynamics, and impacts of the stratosphere. In particular I’ll be discussing sudden stratospheric warmings and their impacts on surface weather, the subject of my PhD, and also the potential use of the stratosphere in geoengineering

Meet in the Nyholm Room of Christopher Ingold Building from 17:30 for Tea, Coffee and Doughnuts.
The talk will take place in the Ramsay LT at 18:00.
Join us after the talk for Wine, Cheese and Pizza!
CPS Members: Free of charge
Students: Purchase CPS membership on the door at £7.50 or £10 with a colour changing mug (valid for your entire degree)
Members of the public: £2