The Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS (ICARUS) as part of the Department of Geography at Maynooth University is a national leader in the area of climate change providing integrated climate system research, solutions, data and advice to the scientific community, policy makers and for the benefit of society both nationally and internationally. Research undertaken at ICARUS aims to advance fundamental understanding of past, present and future climate variability and change, and to provide cutting edge analysis of future impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation in line with strategic national and international priorities. In delivering these aims core research strands in ICARUS are focused on the analysis of change in atmospheric, terrestrial and marine environments, palaeoclimatolgy, regional climate modelling, catchment hydrology and water management and the assessment of environmental and socio-economic impacts and adaptation. ICARUS hosts both taught and research postgraduate students.
ICARUS researchers have studied multi-decadal changes in storminess over the Irish Atlantic sector
ICARUS researchers have expertise in hydroclimatic events analysis and projections
ICARUS researchers have been involved in national and international observational analyses activities
ICARUS researchers investigate palaeo evidence from the last 2 million years to better understand our climate
ICARUS researchers make use of a range of modelling and statistical tools to make projections of future possible climate changes
Prof Peter Thorne, Professor in Physical Geography (Climate Change) at Maynooth University in Ireland and Director of the Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS group (ICARUS) reponds to recent media suggesting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States had manipulated data to pressurse world leaders.
Date: Wednesday, 08 February 2017
In an ambitious research led teaching experiment, undergraduate students at Maynooth University Department of Geography have been collaborating with Met Éireann to rescue historic rainfall data.
Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017