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For the past 40 years scientists from the Climatic Research Unit have featured in the international media highlighting the latest scientific developments in the field of climate change. Please direct all media enquiries to the UEA media centre.

In 2009 and 2011, stolen CRU data and emails were published online. Details of the independent inquiries into the Climategate affair and all related submissions, statements, corrections and reports can be found on the CRU statements page on the UEA website.

News and events

Selecting Markov chain orders for generating daily precipitation series across different Köppen climate regimes

Our paper in International Journal of Climatology addresses the use of Markov chain models for generating daily precipitation series on a global scale. Whilst it is accepted that first-order...

CRU research being presented at vEGU 2021

CRU research will be presented in many sessions at the virtual EGU General Assembly 2021. Here are some of the research presentations with links to their abstracts. There is a link to vEGU2021...

Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Response to the Extreme Positive Indian Ocean Dipole of 2019

What contributed to the dry Indian summer monsoon in June but still excess seasonal monsoon rainfall in 2019? Our new paper in the Geophysical Research Letters tries to answer this. The...

2020 ends Earth's warmest 10 years on record

https://www.uea.ac.uk/news/-/article/2020-ends-earth-s-warmest-10-years-on-record

Major update to HadCRUT global temperature dataset

The Met Office and the University of East Anglia (UEA) are today announcing a series of key improvements to their long-running global temperature dataset, HadCRUT  Read this full article

ClimateUEA website goes live

The website for ClimateUEA is now live, at  https://www.uea.ac.uk/climate

Influence of Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature patterns on Asian Summer Climate

Are the linkages between Atlantic variability and South/East Asia climate sensitive to the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomaly patterns in either the North Atlantic or elsewhere?   ...

New paper: why is the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) associated with wet/dry conditions over northern & southern Europe?

Why is the NAO associated with wet/dry conditions over northern & southern Europe? The common answer that the storm track shifts and supplies more or less moisture to each region is wrong –...

New CRU TS v4 Paper

A new paper describing CRU TS v4 has been published in Nature Sci. Data Full announcement

Back Drying of regions with Mediterranean-type climates

Mediterranean-type climates have mild, wet winters and dry summers that are warm or hot.  They occur in Mediterranean Europe but also on the western edges of four other continents. New...

Prof Phil Jones one of the world's most highly cited researchers

Ten Norwich Research Park researchers have been named in the top 1% of the world’s most highly cited researchers including Prof Phil Jones from the Climatic Research Unit.  Read more at: ...

UEA academics recognised in RMets Awards

Two academics from the School of Environmental Sciences have been recognised for their excellence in meteorology in the 2017 Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) Awards ...

Back 2017 likely to be third warmest year on record

2017 is likely to be one of the warmest years for global average surface temperature – according to research from the University of East Anglia. Read this full article at: ...

Back Professor Keith Briffa

  We are deeply saddened by the death of Emeritus Professor Keith Briffa, who died peacefully on Sunday 29 October 2017. Without doubt, Keith’s greatest impact was in the field of...

Vacancy: Lecturer in Climate Science

The Climatic Research Unit currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Climate Science.  Full details and the online application form are available on the UEA Human Resources Department...

Supporting economic assessments of climate change adaptation

An ‘Insight’ on Sourcing and Using Climate Change Information for Economic Assessments of Adaptation written by Clare Goodess is available as part of the newly-launched ECONADAPT Tool Box. Read...

Tim Osborn to take over leadership of CRU

Prof Timothy Osborn has been announced as the next Research Director of the Climatic Research Unit, UEA’s world-leading climate research centre.   Read this full article

Poor countries to bear brunt of climate change

  Many of the world’s poorest countries are expected to experience daily heat extremes due to climate change sooner than wealthier nations – according to research from an international...

New global temperature visualisations

Our global-temperature record   A new set of visualisations of our global temperature datasets are now available, updated each month.  They show temperature changes from our...

Research reveals ‘topsy turvy’ ocean circulation on distant planets

The salt levels of oceans on distant Earth-like planets could have a major effect on their climates – according to new research from the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University...

Winter is coming: British weather set to become more unsettled

British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield and the University of East...

Avoiding overconfidence in climate projections

Adapting to the effects of man-made climate change in this century requires a careful assessment of the uncertainties inherent in model projections of any related impacts. In a paper out in Nature...

Moira Lamb

  It is with deep sadness that members of the Climatic Research Unit, present and past, have learned of the death of Moira Lamb, the widow of the CRU's founder, Hubert...

Lamb Memorial prize awarded to Chris Donaldson

Congratulations to Chris Donaldson for winning the Hubert H. Lamb Memorial Prize for 2013. Chris's dissertation "Private flood mitigation and individual motivation: an analysis of a flood-prone...

Back Hubert Lamb Centenary Conference

The Climatic Research Unit, in association with the Royal Meteorological Society, will be celebrating the centenary of the birth of Hubert Lamb, founder of the CRU and pioneer climate change...