This year our GY313 climate change course assessment was changed up by course convener Dr. Conor Murphy, supported by PhD candidate Ciara Ryan and postdoctoral researchers Dr. Catriona Duffy and Dr. Ciaran Broderick. Inspired by the ACRE conference hosted last year at Maynooth University and working in partnership with Met Eireann the students of GY313 successfully double-key transcribed in excess of 1400 years of early irish daily precipitation records. Ciara Ryan led the production of a poster highlighting the innovative participatory research Coursework Assessment and presented it at the meeting of the European Geosciences Union. The World Meteorological Organization found out about the poster and has integrated it into a new page highlighting global data rescue activities as an example of best practice . Papers describing both the approach and the rescued data are in preparation. The students of GY313 have left a lasting legacy that shall be to the great benefit of Irish research and, ultimately, Irish society. Chapeau to both the staff involved and the students of GY313.
Innovative participatory learning data rescue activity recognised by World Meteorological Organization
Water is a fragile resource that needs to be protected for the well-being of the citizens of the state.
Date: Friday, 24 March 2017
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
Lessons learned from rescued data records will help us to understand, plan for, and cope with future climatic extremes; ACRE Climate Conference at Maynooth University emphasises importance of historical records in future planning
Date: Monday, 20 June 2016
Most global land areas have experienced significant warming of both maximum and minimum temperature extremes since 1950
Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Peter Thorne has been invited to become a full member of the GCOS Atmospheric Observations Panel for Climate. The panel meets annually and provides critical input on the ability to monitor a suite of atmospheric Essential Climate Variables.
Date: Friday, 29 January 2016
Studies in Malawi, Zambia highlight that changing beliefs influence how well communities can cope with climate change
Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2015
A paper in April’s edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society published today and co-authored by Peter Thorne shows that citizen scientist classifiers can help unravel the mysteries of tropical cyclones and climate change.
Date: Thursday, 09 July 2015