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Centre for the Analysis of Time Series
Tower 1, 11th Floor
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 6015
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7955 7416
Email: Lyn Grove



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Welcome to the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The team behind the BBC programme 'Climate Change by Numbers', which included CATS Director Professor Leonard Smith, has won the gold AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in the category of 'In-Depth Reporting'.
'Evaluating the Economics of Climate Risks and Opportunities in the Insurance Sector'
Findings released of five-year LSE-Munich Re research programme tracking the impact of climate change on the insurance sector. Read press release.
'Improving the Quantitative Interpretation of Simulation Models'
CATS is involved in organising a workshop at the Banff International Research Station, 13-18 March 2016.

'25 Years of Self Organised Criticality: Concepts and Controversies' a new paper by CATS Visiting Professor Nick Watkins and colleagues, has been published in Space Science Reviews. It was also profiled by Nature Physics columnist Mark Buchanan in his article 'SOC Revisited'.

'An assessment of the foundational assumptions in high-resolution climate projections: the case of UKCP09'
A new paper by Professor Roman Frigg, Professor Leonard Smith and Dr David Stainforth, published in Synthese.

Professor Leonard Smith and Dr Erica Thompson contributed to the making of the recent BBC Four 'Climate Change By Numbers' programme that aimed to clarify all the important questions around climate change by honing in on just three key numbers.

New online tool helps businesses, governments and individuals explore low  carbon worlds
Dr Erica Thompson was the lead climate scientist for the project, which draws on the latest scientific results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to highlight the range of possible impacts resulting from different energy choices. Read DECC press release. 

Professor Leonard Smith submitted two impact case studies to REF2014: 'Improving weather forecasts to avoid disruption, damage and disaster' and ‘Ensuring the best science-based predictions of climate change’.  Watch the film of the weather case study.