Royal Meteorological Society's Second Amateur Meteorologists' Conference

Date: Friday 13 September 2013 - Sunday 15 September 2013


University of Reading


13th to 15th September 2013 - University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Reading


The Conference was held on the weekend of 13th to 15th September 2013 at the University of Reading. 

Where presentations are available and we have permission to put them online, they are linked below for download. We expect some more to be sent in over the next few weeks.

Friday 13 September 2013

18:00 Registration Opens  
18:30 Music Gerard Cousins, guitarist, Wind Color Vector by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.
  after-dinner speaker: Dominique Marbouty, President of European Meteorological Society

Saturday, 14 September 2013
Session 1 Citizen Science, Chair Dr Liz Bentley

Time Presentation Presenting author
09:15 Welcome to Session 1 Citizen Science Dr Liz Bentley, Royal Meteorological Society 
09:20 Weather Briefing Stephen Burt
09:30 The Royal Meteorological Society’s role in amateur meteorology Chris Holcroft - Chief Executive Royal Meteorological Society (Download Presentation)
10:00 Nature’s Calendar – 300 years of ‘Citizen Science’ Dr Kate Lewthwaite, Woodland Trust (Download Presentation)
10:30 The Founding, Research Aims and Achievements of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation 1974 - 2013 Dr Terence Meaden (Download Presentation)
10:45 Title to be confirmed Paul Knightley
11:00 Tea and Coffee - Opportunity to view exhibition  
11:30 New uses for old weather Dr Philip Brohan
12:00 Citizen Science and Probable Event Attribution Neil Massey (Download Presentation)
12:30 Unlock New Marketing Opportunities
with Weather
Lindsay Wiles

Group Photograph

Sandwich lunch - Opportunity to view exhibition


Saturday, 14 September 2013
Session 2 Practical Weather Observing, Chair Chris Holcroft

Time Presentation Presenting author
14:00 Welcome to Session 2 Practical Weather Observing Chris Holcroft - Chief Executive Royal Meteorological Society 
14:05 WOW Update Dom Lethem, Met Office (Download Presentation)
14:45 Instrument Review 1 A comparison between Davis VP2 and Fine Offset weather stations Dr Geoff Jenkins
15:05 My Weather Station Phil Thomas, Bill Wade, Dr Roger Brugge (Download the presentations by clicking on the indidual's name)
15:35 Tea and Coffee - opportunity to view exhibition  
16:05 Instrument Review 2 Davis Vantage Vue AWS Stephen Burt (visit Stephen's site and view presentation)
16:35 TORRO site investigations Matt Clark (Download Presentation)
16:55 Documenting 25 years of Deaths and Injuries from Lightning in the UK (1988-2012) Prof Derek Elsom, TORRO and Oxford Brookes University (Download Presentation)
17:15 COL AGM All are welcome, although only members can vote
18:00 Climate Change Panel Chair Dr Peter Stott, Met Office Hadley Centre. Panel members to include: Prof Jo Haigh, Imperial College and President Royal Meteorological Society, Prof Julia Slingo, Met Office, Dr Ed Hawkins, University of Reading and Dr Richard Allan, University of Reading.

Sunday, 15 September 2013
Session 3 Depicting the Weather, Chair Stephen Burt

Time Presentation Presenting author
09:15 Welcome to Session 3 Depicting the Weather Stephen Burt
09:20 Weather Briefing Dr Roger Brugge (Download Presentation)
09:30 The Cloud Appreciation Society: Weather Photography in the Age of Crowd Sourcing Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Cloud Appreciation Society
10:00 Photographing Weather Richard Griffith
11:15 A Storm of Creativity Jenny Kiehn (Download Presentation)
11:45 Weather in words Richard Hamblyn and Nicola Howe
12:15 Extreme Weather Photography Cammie Czuchnicki and Tim Moxon, (Download Presentation)
13:30 Visit and tours of University of Reading Observatory. To include balloon/radiosonde ascent Dr Roger Brugge, University of Reading (Download Presentation)


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