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UK Met Office announce key findings from new report on extreme weather and climate events in 2012

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On Thursday, scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom will announce key findings from a peer-reviewed study entitled "Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective." The report will feature 19 separate scientific analyses by 18 different research groups for 12 extreme weather and climate events that occurred in 2012 including:

The study will be published Thursday as special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


Thursday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)


  • Thomas R. Karl,  L.H.D., director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and Chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research 
  • Thomas Peterson, Ph.D., principal scientist, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
  • Peter Stott, Ph.D., climate scientist, United Kingdom Met Office
  • William Sweet, Ph.D, sea level oceanographer, NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)


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Posted: September 3, 2013