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New Academic Book Series – Developments in Weather and Climate Science

2 June 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Royal Meteorological Society has partnered with Elsevier on its newly launched academic book series programme - ‘Developments in Weather and Climate Science’.

This will be a comprehensive series of high-level textbooks and professional reference works covering all aspects of meteorology and related sciences. It will cut across traditional subject boundaries and bring together all the elements that are important in educating students in upper-level study programs. Topics in the series will range from atmospheric dynamics to environmental, oceanic and climatic science and weather forecasting; including the study of recent developments in the field.

Elsevier’s experience of publishing books in this area, as well as their international reach coupled with the Society’s independence and reputation, will ensure an influential global book series.

Paul Williams, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, is the Book Series Editor and is already working with a number of authors on new books to be published in this series. "I am delighted to be editing this new book series in weather and climate science. It benefits from the prestige of the Royal Meteorological Society, of which I have been a Fellow since 2008. That, coupled with Elsevier's global reach in the books market, promises to deliver a world-leading reference series on this vital topic. Having published two books of my own, I have first-hand experience of what is involved, and I am looking forward to guiding authors through the process. I plan to shape the series by identifying critical gaps in the existing literature and soliciting book proposals from leading experts in the field."

Professor Paul Williams









Prof Paul Williams is already a familiar face with many of our members having been a guest speaker at previous events. You can view his talk - ‘Turbulence Ahead!  How Climate Change Affects Air Travel’, which he presented in July 2018 at our South West Local Centre, in collaboration with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

Please get in contact with Paul if you have an interest in writing a book with the Society.