- Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
The Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Change — named in honour of George Hadley — is part of, and based at the headquarters of the Met Office in Exeter. The Hadley Centre provides a focus in the United Kingdom for the scientific issues associated with climate change.
The Hadley Centre was founded in 1990, having been approved by the then British Prime Minister Mrs Margaret Thatcher and was first named the Hadley Centre for Climate Research and Prediction but subsequently re-named on various occasions.
The Centre’s has several major aims:
- To understand physical, chemical and biological processes within the climate system and develop state-of-the-art climate models which represent them
- To use climate models to simulate global and regional climate variability and change over the last 100 years and to predict changes over the next 100 years
- To monitor global and national climate variability and change
- To attribute recent changes in climate to specific factors
- To understand, with the aim of predicting, the natural inter-annual to decadal variability of climate
In 2005 the centre hosted the international scientific conference Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change.
The Met Office employs over 1500 staff, with approximately 200 working in its climate research unit. Most of its funding comes from contracts with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), other United Kingdom Government departments and the European Commission.
The climate models (termed Global Climate Models) developed by the centre are used for climate change research purposes across the world.
Research Projects based on Hadley Centre Climate Models
The volunteer computing project ClimatePrediction.net is a research team based at the University of Oxford conducting research into global climate change using adapted versions of the climate models developed at the Hadley Centre. Individuals can participate in the research efforts by donating spare computer resources to aid their research.
The PRECIS (Providing Regional Climates for Impacts Studies) project enables scientists from the around the globe to run a regional climate model towards carrying our research into climate change.
- Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change: A Scientific Symposium on Stabilisation of Greenhouse Gases 2005 international conference
- Vicky Pope
- Met Office Hadley Centre homepage
- Hadley Centre data provision
- Sponsor of Terra quasi-incognita: beyond the 2°C line. Download video, audio, slides International Climate Conference in Oxford, UK from September 28-30, 2009
The Met Office Departments
Flood Forecasting Centre · Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research · Mobile Meteorological Unit
Models Services Other Energy in the United Kingdom Companies Coal Oil and gas Integrated Distribution and
productionAfren1 · BHP Billiton · Cairn Energy1 · Centrica · Chevron UK2 · Dana Petroleum · Desire Petroleum1 · Emerald Energy1 · EnQuest · Essar Energy · Falkland Oil and Gas1 · Hardy Oil and Gas1 · JKX Oil & Gas1 · Melrose Resources1 · Perenco · Premier Oil · Regal Petroleum1 · Rockhopper Exploration1 · Salamander Energy1 · SOCO International1 · Star Energy · Statoil UK2 · Total UK2 · Tullow Oil · Xtract Energy
Support Utilities Generation and
Supply Distribution Electricity Gas Transmission Electricity Gas Other1Headquarters and/or registered office in the UK but no applicable energy operations within the country 2Ultimate parent company is not UK-based 3Integrated in the United States, no generation or supply activities in the UK Energy sources Coal ElectricityAssociation of Electricity Producers · BritNed · East–West Interconnector · Energy switching services · Economy 7 · Economy 10 · Electricity billing (Data collector · Meter operator · Meter Point Administration Number · Meter serial number) · Green electricity · HVDC Cross-Channel · HVDC Moyle · HVDC Norway–UK · Isle of Man to England Interconnector · National Grid (Control of the National Grid · National Grid Reserve Service · Registered power zone · TV pickup) · New Electricity Trading Arrangements · Power stations · Timeline of the electricity supply industry Nuclear Oil and gasBBL Pipeline · Dash for Gas · Forties pipeline system · Fuel protests · Gas infrastructure · Greenhouse gas emissions · Hydrocarbon oil duty · National Transmission System · Natural gas fields · Natural gas-fired power stations · North Sea oil · Oil & Gas UK · Oil fields · Oil-fired power stations · Oil infrastructure · Oil refineries · Petroleum revenue tax Renewables Biofuels GeothermalGeothermal power stations HydroelectricityHydroelectric power stations · Severn Barrage · Wave farms Solar power Wind power Government and regulation OrganisationsThe Carbon Trust · Cenex · Committee on Climate Change · Consumer Focus · Department of Energy and Climate Change · Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs · Energy Saving Trust · Environment Agency · GTMA · National Nuclear Laboratory · Nuclear Decommissioning Authority · Nuclear Liabilities Fund · Office of Gas and Electricity Markets · Office for Nuclear Regulation · Sustainable Development Commission Legislation and
initiativesCarbon Emission Reduction Target · Climate Change Act 2008 · Climate Change Agreement · Climate Change Levy · Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 · CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme · Display Energy Certificate · Energy Performance Certificate · Fossil Fuel Levy · Low Carbon Building Programme · National Industrial Symbiosis Programme · Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation · Planning Act 2008 · Renewable Heat Incentive · Renewables Obligation · United Kingdom Climate Change Programme
Non-governmental organisations Charities and
Research Energy conservationAssociation for the Conservation of Energy · British Energy Efficiency Federation · Close the Door campaign · Code for Sustainable Homes · Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme · EcoHomes · Energy efficiency in British housing · Energy Saving Trust (Energy Saving Trust Recommended) · Greenhouse gas emissions · HTB · National Home Energy RatingCategory · Commons
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research — Le Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, en français Centre Hadley pour la recherche et la prévision climatique, est un centre de recherche climatique du Royaume Uni qui fait partie du Met Office. Le Centre Hadley s intéresse aux… … Wikipédia en Français
Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 — The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 Parliament of the United Kingdom Long title An Act to make provision about the reduction of emissio … Wikipedia
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs — United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Agency overview Formed 2001 Preceding agencies Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Department for the Environment … Wikipedia
Hadley — may refer to :People*Hadley Richardson, first wife of Ernest Hemingway, grandmother to Margaux and Mariel Hemingway *George Hadley, meteorologist, hence also: **Hadley cell **Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research *Henry Hadley, US… … Wikipedia
Climate change in Nevada — has been measured over the last century, with the average temperature in Elko, Nevada, increasing 0.6°F (0.3°C), and precipitation has increased by up to 20% in many parts of the state. These past trends may or may not continue into the future.… … Wikipedia
Climate model — This article is about the theories and mathematics of climate modeling. For computer driven prediction of Earth s climate, see Global climate model. Climate models are systems of differential equations based on the basic laws of physics, fluid… … Wikipedia
Climate change in the United States — There is an international interest in issues surrounding global warming in the United States due to the U.S. position in world affairs and the U.S. s high level of greenhouse gas emissions per capita. Contents 1 Greenhouse gas emissions by the… … Wikipedia
Climate Change Act 2008 — The Climate Change Act 2008 Parliament of the United Kingdom Long title An Act to set a target for the year 2050 for the reduction of targeted greenho … Wikipedia
Climate Change Levy — The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax on energy delivered to non domestic users in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to provide an incentive to increase energy efficiency and to reduce carbon emissions, however there have been ongoing calls to… … Wikipedia
Climate Change Agreement — When climate change levy was introduced in the UK the position of energy intensive industries was considered, given their energy usage, the requirements of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regime and their exposure to international … Wikipedia