Friday, 17 July 2015

2014 State of the Climate: Highlights

2014 State of the Climate: Highlights | NOAA Climate.gov

In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate
continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several  markers
such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse
gases ─ setting new records.  These key findings and others can be
found in the State of the Climate in 2014 report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Metrics: how to handle them responsibly

Metrics: how to handle them responsibly

Amid concerns about the growing use – and abuse – of quantitative measures in universities, a major new review examines the role of metrics in the assessment of research, from the REF to performance management