Climate Change & Geohazards in South West England

9 Dec

Written by Dr Erika Palin, Senior Climate Change Consultant at the Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter this paper summarises the causes of climate change, both natural and man-made. This article is (c) Crown copyright 2012.

It outlines projections of changes in temperature, precipitation and sea level at global, UK and South-West England scales and summarises the models used to simulate our climate and make these projections.

The paper also explores some potential links between climate phenomena and geological/geomorphological hazards in South-West England.