Other Events Archive
Leonard Smith gave evidence to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 'Uncertainty in Climate Projections' - a day of discussion at the Met Office, Exeter, 10 February 2009, supporting the RCEP study on 'Adapting the UK to Climate Change'.
Leonard Smith was part of an e-Roundtable on 'The Uncertainty in Climate Modelling' organised by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Bayesian Physics and Decision Support in Climate-like Modelling, SAMSI, 27 November 2006. Leonard Smith led a brain-storming session deriving climate models, contrasting implications of parametric uncertainty, model inadequacy and empirical (in)adequacy in terms of decision support and the advancement of science , followed by a discussion of how those trained in the Bayesian Way might best deploy their skills both in aid of our understanding of the earth system and in response to climate change (and climate-like problems more generally).
Lloyd's funds new LSE researcher to look at climate change and the insurance industry. To help underwriters better understand the risks associated with climate change, Lloyd's is funding a PhD research post in the School to investigate just how informative climate models are to decision making in the insurance industry. Daniel Hawellek is the new Lloyd's-sponsored student to receive the funding and will be based in the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS). This post is also funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) CASE programme.
Dr Liam Clarke attended the 2006 European Study Group with Industry at Bath University, 4-7 April 2006. Of the many problems presented the most interesting was that of predicting high electricity consumption days as brought to the study group by British Gas.
Centre for the Study of Global Governance Public Debate: Climate Change and Civil Society: Who is speaking for whom?, LSE, 2 February 2006.
Clarke, L. and Smith, L.A. (2005) 'Detecting Transparent Noise'. Submitted to Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. Abstract.
Cuellar, M.C., Clarke, L., Brown, M. and Smith, L.A. (2005) The Role of Operational Constraints on MCMC Parameter Estimation: the Case of the UK Electricity Grid. Submitted to International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. Abstract.
DIME (Direct & Inverse Modelling in End-to-End Environmental Estimation) project (EPSRC grant, GR/R92363/01).
The DIME project will close by the end of February. Final preparations for the end of the project include a revision of the DIME project forecast and evaluation website as well as the revision of published and to-be-published material. These publications, along with the software package emtool, will be made available from the CATS publications as far as possible.
'Operational Approaches to Managing Weather Risk' Workshop, Atlanta, USA, 2-3 December 2004.
Workshop on Forecasting and Applications, Brisbane, Australia, 2 July 2004.
'Operational Approaches to Weather Risk: Hours to Decades' Workshop, London, 22 June 2004.
WCRP Feedback Workshop
DEMETER 2002, Paris, 2-3 December 2002
NERC Free Town Meeting, London
CATS and LSE help to improve international weather forecasting. LSE academics are helping in a major international weather forecasting experiment. The experiment, called the North Atlantic THORPEX Regional Campaign (TReC), aims to improve the accuracy of forecasts - especially of weather systems that are particularly difficult to track. The campaign is a European, American and Canadian joint project in which the UK Met Office Exeter will provide the lead operations centre. It will use the numerical weather prediction models of the Met Office, ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts), Météo-France and the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) to give guidance about 'sensitive areas' where more-specific observations are needed.