A recent study led by the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Reading has revealed that the occurrence of severe weather on Earth is nothing new, with newly recovered data showing that current rainfall records have been surpassed after being recorded in rainfall measurements. Across the Kingdom. USA and Ireland.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail” the data show that the dry year recorded in the UK was 1855, while November 1852 was always the rainiest month in most parts of southern England.
“I’m surprised the public response to this project,” said Professor Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading.
It took about 100 million keystrokes to transcribe the records, but I thought it would take several months and in a few days it was over, thanks to the hard work of the volunteers, we now have detailed reports of the amount of rain that fell until 1836.
The University of Reading launched the Rainfall Recovery Project in March 2020, which involves the public undertaking the task of transcribing 130 years of handwritten notes on rainfall in rainfall measurements from across the UK and Ireland.
“I participated because I’m English, and I’ve been obsessed with the weather, especially in the rain. In the whole project.
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