Home computers to help scientists assess climate role in UK’s wet winter

Home computers to help scientists assess climate role in UK’s wet winter

Citizen scientists can help to solve a critical question raised by England’s wettest winter in at least 250 years: was climate change to blame?

Spare home computer time lent to researchers at the University of Oxford will allow an intensive modelling effort to determine whether global warming made the deluge more likely.

So says a recent feature in the Guardian newspaper, reporting on a study being conducted by Nathalie Schaller, ECI, through the weather@home project. Further details can be found on the project website.

In addition, Damian Carrington of the Guardian has set up a blog to further discuss the science and its implications.