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Learn more about the physics underlying the weather with Brilliant! https://brilliant.org/simonclark

This summer in the Northern Hemisphere we've seen some pretty exceptional temperatures, not seen in the UK since 1976. However in 76 the UK was a red blob in a mostly blue temperature map. In 2018 the UK's heatwave is a red blob in a sea of yellow and orange. This video talks about the three things that caused this scorching hot summer across the hemisphere.

Planets in Star Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwYS40uAxDE
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Climate change video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC7A9FHLreI

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(1) https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2016GL069961
(2) https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0345.1
(3) https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/AR5_SYR_FINAL_SPM.pdf
(4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossby_wave
(5) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44943672
(6) https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/analyses/attribution-of-the-2018-heat-in-northern-europe/

Visualisations created using http://earth.nullschool.net
Thumbnail imagery from ESA.

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