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Meeting of interest to all COL members in northern England -

PostPosted: 2013 Jan 12, 15:01
by Stephen Burt
Next Thursday, 17 January, COL's membership secretary (and long-time COL member) John Goulding will give a presentation to the Royal Meteorological Society's Yorkshire Centre, his topic being
The UK's Climatological Observers Link (COL), 1970 to date.

This meeting will certainly be of interest to all COL members, and if you are within reach of Leeds it will be worth including in your diary for the coming week. Please do come along if you can make it.

The venue is the University of Leeds (School of Earth and Environment, Level 8 Seminar Room. Directions and map can be found at http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/research/yor ... ontact-us/

Tea and coffee is provided in the common room from 6:00 pm, John's talk will start at 7 pm and last about an hour. The meeting is free and open to members and non-members alike.

Abstract: COL is one of the largest networks of voluntary or (mostly) amateur observers in the Europe, now more than 40 years old. COL publishes a monthly summary of British weather and an online forum for all those interested in observing the weather. The talk will cover the history of the organisation and its development to become the only source of a comprehensive weather summary for the UK and Ireland, as well as enabling members to share their common interest.

About the RMetS Yorkshire Centre: The Yorkshire Centre is one of several local centres around the UK that organise regular meetings for those interested in all aspects of meteorology. Speakers present talks on a variety of topics and the meetings provide an opportunity to meet other members socially.