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Chasing the clouds

With EUREC4A in Barbados
Produced by Paloma Trascasa-Castro

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EUREC4A is an international initiative in support of the World Climate Research Programme’s Grand Science Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity. The field campaign took place in early 2020 with operations based out of Barbados.

In this episode we hand the mic over to a very special interviewer, Anna Lesbros, a 14-year-old student curious to know how climate research is carried out at a University. Anna will infiltrate the Eurec4a project and interview 8 members of the field campaign engaged in researching clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity in Barbados

– Anna-Lea Albright (PhD student at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), Paris, France)

– Professor Alan Blyth (National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds, UK)

– Dr. Sandrine Bony (LMD, Paris, France)

– Dr. Leif Denby (University of Leeds, UK)

– Dr. Arlene Laing (Director of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization)

– Professor Szymon Malinowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)

– Professor Doug Parker (University of Leeds, UK)

– Dr. Raphaela Vogel (LMD, Paris, France)

EUREC4A aims at advancing understanding of the interplay between clouds, convection and circulation and their role in climate change. But why is the project important? How’s a day in the life of an atmospheric scientist during a field campaign? How do they take measurements of clouds?

“Look around you…the world is interesting and beautiful, and meteorology is about applying mathematics and physics to study your closest environment” – Prof. Szymon Malinowski

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