Hidden away in a lab near Oxford is a beer cooler which plays an important role in weather forecasting and measuring climate change. The modified cooler is used to calibrate sea surface temperature instruments, ultimately feeding into observations made from space.
Featuring Hugh Mortimer from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at the STFC.
Backstage Science films by Brady Haran for the STFC
More Backstage Science at http://www.backstagescience.com/
Video editing in this film by Stephen Slater.
Tagged under: weather,climate,change,sea,surface,temperature,forecasting,Queen,Mary,II,Cooler (Invention)
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