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Royal Meteorological Society – North West Centre Meetings

The North West Local Centre aims to organise meetings every two months. These meetings are open to all. Usually, though not necessarily, the meetings will be held at the University of Manchester.


Further information about the North West Local Centre can be obtained from Dr Hugo Ricketts (h.ricketts@manchester.ac.uk) or by visiting its pages on the RMetS website here. You can also follow our blog.


Next Meeting – The Eyjafjallajokull eruption one year on: What did we learn?

Date: Tuesday, 29th March

Time: 18.00

Location: Lecture Theatre JD T0.03, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Contact: Dr. Hugo Ricketts (h.ricketts@manchester.ac.uk)

Speaker: Professor Geraint Vaughan - The University of Manchester


In April and May 2010 air traffic in Europe was disrupted by the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. My presentation will present a synopsis of this event, highlighting why we were so badly affected by a very modest eruption, and why the distribution of volcanic ash is so hard to forecast accurately. Lastly, I will consider what could possibly happen in a future event.


Free tea and coffee will be available from 17.40 at the meeting venue.  


More information on Royal Meteorological Society Events can be found here.