Week 2: Oceans, Weather and Hazards

The methods and technologies for observing and accumulating evidence about climate change, its impacts and solutions.

Topic 2a (part 1) - Weather prediction - overview

A look at how satellite data and other observations are assimilated into numerical models used in weather forecasting.

Topic 2a (part 2) - Sea surface temperature and weather prediction

The second part in a look at how satellite data and other observations are assimilated into numerical models used in weather forecasting.

Topic 2b (part 1) - Sea surface temperature and tropical storms

What role does the ocean play in tropical storm generation?

Topic 2b (part 2) - Altimetry in tropical storm predictions

What role does the ocean play in tropical storm generation? Part 2

Topic 2c - Storm surges and coastal altimetry

A storm surge is an unexpectedly high water level brought on by high winds pushing water towards the coast and low atmospheric pressure causing sea level to rise.

Topic 2d - Significant wave height

Using altimeter observation with forecasting models now increases the accuracy of wave forecasting.

Topic 2e - Predicting sea level rise impact

How we predict the impact of sea level rise

Week 2 Interactive exercise

Interactive exercise to consolidate what you have learned so far.

Ocean extras: The detail revealed by models

In this extra video, Dr Paolo Cipollini from the National Oceanography Centre, provides a brief insight into how using detailed computer models, in conjunction with satellite data, helps to reveal new and unexpected details about ocean dynamics.