The aim of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) is to improve scientific understanding of the climate system and its interactions with society.

Our research is directed towards answering these key questions:

•    How and why does our climate change – past, present and future – and what are the implications?
•    How can we quantify, reduce and communicate the uncertainty in the climate information that is developed for society?


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  • New paper: why is the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) associated with wet/dry conditions over northern & southern Europe?
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  • Prof Phil Jones one of the world's most highly cited researchers
  • PhD projects available in the Climatic Research Unit