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Sunday, 30th December 2012

Olympics 2012 showcasing weather science

Source: Met Office (UK)

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As part of the Met Office’s contribution to the running of the 2012 London Olympic Games, several aspects of leading edge weather forecasting science were showcased on the Met Office web site. The presentation was designed to be accessible to the public, but also to provide access to real-time outputs, enabling colleagues in other National Met Services to assess the performance of the new capabilities.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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