School of Earth and Environment

Yorkshire Local Centre of the Royal Meteorological Society

The Yorkshire Centre is one of several local centres around the UK that organise regular meetings for those interested in all aspects of meteorology. Speakers present talks on a variety of topics and the meetings provide an opportunity to meet other members socially.



Measuring Meteorology in West Africa at 200 mph (in an aircraft!)

Wednesday 18th January at 7pm, SEE seminar rooms, University of Leeds

Dr Phil Rosenberg (ICAS, University of Leeds) will take us through of two field campaigns (2011/12 and 2016) in West Africa which made a wide variety of measurements from meteorology, dust and radiation to the impact large cities have on the impacts of clouds.

Join us at 6pm for refreshments!


Risk Decisions in the Insurance Industry

Tuesday 7th February at 7pm, SEE seminar rooms, University of Leeds

Dominic Sindall from Willis Towers Watson will introduce the concept of how natural science can influence risk decisions in the insurance industry. This talk will provide insight into the approach taken to determine catastrophic risk.

Join us at 6pm for refreshments!


UK Air Pollution and the Challenges Ahead

Wednesday 22nd March at 7pm, SEE seminar rooms, University of Leeds

Dr Paul Manktelow, Principal Consultant at Arcadis will talk about air quality in the UK, how it's controlled and how the government is being held to account over failure to meet air quality targets. Paul will also touch on the proposed Clean Air Zone in Leeds, as well as how air quality is considered in planning decisions.

Join us at 6pm for refreshments!


2016 Photo competition winners coming soon...!

2015 Photo competition winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and came to the event, it was a great evening and great way to kick off the festive season! Thanks also to Keeley - the competition judge.

Please see below for a run down of the winning photographs. We shall soon be making all of the photographs available to view following permission from the entrants.

"Best in Yorkshire" as judged by Keeley Donovan
Hedgerow Icicles taken near Buckden in the Upper Wharfedale valley, Nov 2015, by Carol Cherry
"Best Outside of Yorkshire"
Temperature inversion over Derwentwater in Cumbria, Oct 2015, by Hannah Price
"Audience's favourite"
Advection fog dispersing at Øfjord, Greenland, Sept 2015, by Peter Balchin
"Audience's 2nd favourite"
Temperature inversion near Stair in Cumbria, Feb 2015, by Helen Costelloe
Special mention to Jermiane Allen, our youngest member, with his photo of a double raindow in Adel, Aug 2015

About the RMS Yorkshire Centre.

Unless stated otherwise, all meetings are held in the Level 8 Seminar Room, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, (directions and map are on the contact page). Tea and coffee is provided in the common room from 6:00pm, talks all start at 7pm and last about an hour. The talks are free and open to members and non-members alike.

For regular updates about the meetings visit our facebook page: Royal Meteorological Society - Yorkshire Local Centre or twitter account: RMetSoc_Yorkshire.





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