Synopsis Reports

Synopsis-Report

Access to overview reports on a variety of hot topics

This page collates synopsis reports from across Met Office Science. They are a collective effort from scientists in our different areas, and so offer a broad and detailed assessment of the drivers behind notable periods of recent UK weather, as well as what the latest science can tell us about aspects of climate variability and climate change. These reports are an easier introduction to our science than peer-reviewed journal articles are, so they are an ideal place to start in becoming more familiar with the work we do at the Met Office on the topics that matter the most.  

Reports led by the Chief Scientist

NumberTitleAuthor(s)Year
CSc 06 Is an El Nino on the way and what might its impacts be_CSc 06 Is an El Niño on the way and what might its impacts be? (PDF, 787 kB) Met Office: Slingo, J.2014
CSc 05 Why was the start to spring 2013 so cold CSc 05 Why was the start to spring 2013 so cold. (PDF, 827 kB) Met Office: Slingo, J.2013
CSc 04 The recent srorms and floods CSc 04 The Recent Storms and Floods in the UK CSc 04. (PDF, 10 MB)

Met Office: Slingo, J.; Belcher, S.; Scaife, A.; McCarthy, M.; Saulter, A.; McBeath, K. CEH: Jenkins, A.; Huntingford, C.; Marsh, T.; Hannaford, J.; Parry, S.

2014
CSc 03 Pause paper 3 CSc 03 The recent pause in global warming 3: What are the implications for projections of future warming?. (PDF, 1 MB)

Met Office: Slingo,J.; Belcher, S.; Mitchell, J.; Andrews, T.; Knight, J.; Harris, G.; Lowe, J.; McCarthy, R.; Murphy, J.; Ringer, M.; Senior, C.; Smith, D.; Stott, P.

2013
CSc 02 Pause paper 2 CSc 02 The recent pause in global warming 2: What are the potential causes?. (PDF, 2 MB)

Met Office: Slingo, J.; Belcher, S.; Mitchell, J.; Scaife, A.; Eade, R.; Kennedy, J.; McCarthy, R.; Morice, C.; Palmer, M.; Smith, D.; Stott, P.

2013
CSc 01 Pause paper 1 CSc 01 What do observations of the climate system tell us?. (PDF, 8 MB)

Met Office: Slingo,J.; Belcher, S.; Carroll, F.; Hewitt,H.; Keen, A.; Lowe, J.; McCarthy, R.; Ridley, J.; Stott, P.; Tinker, J.; West, A.; Willett, K.

2013

Reports led by Climate Science

NumberTitleAuthor(s)Year
CS01 Drivers and Imapcts CS01 Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry: Drivers and impacts of seasonal weather in the UK. (PDF, 2 MB) Belcher, S.; Slingo, J.; McCarthy, R.; Burton, C.; Betts, R.; Brown, S.; Clark, R.; Kahana, R.; Kendon, E.; Knight, J.; McCarthy, M.; McNeall, D.; Sexton, D.; Stott, P.2014

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Last updated: 28 July 2014