Developing observational data; monitoring and interpreting climate variations and change.
Climate information and statistics, based on many types of surface, atmospheric and marine measurements, are produced on national to global scales. Climate models are used to attribute causes of past climate change that are seen within the observations.
The datasets produced by our scientists are also used by other science areas. Scientific users throughout the world access the data and statistics via the HadObs website.
A lot of our observational data are available to download for free from our 'HadObs' webpages if they are to be used for private study or scientific research.
Observations of ocean temperature, both at and below the surface; salinity, and sea-ice cover are used to provide advice on global climate variability and change.
The UK climate is monitored by routinely analysing surface observations (e.g. air temperature, precipitation and sunshine) and placing recent extreme weather events in their historical context.
The Climate Monitoring and Attribution research area is involved in collaborations with institutions around the world.
Information on the wide range of work our climate monitoring and attribution scientists undertake; the projects they are involved with and their skills and interests.