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    Letter: An icy blast from the past

    Murphy, Conor (2018) Letter: An icy blast from the past. Weather, 74 (2). p. 74. ISSN 1477-8696

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    In Ireland, the combined effects of the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma led to what the media termed ‘Snowmageddon’, probably the most heavily covered weather event in Irish history. Writing as the slow thaw sets in, miles of column inches in national and local newspapers have been, and continue to be, dedicated to conveying the impacts and causes of the recent snow and associated societal responses. The devotion of media attention to weather extremes is not new. Indeed, recent reflections on and comparisons with past snow events in 1982, 1967, 1947 and 1927 have made reference to newspaper coverage at the time...

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; Newspaper, Weather; Weather extreme;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 12202
    Identification Number:
    Depositing User: Conor Murphy
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 16:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Weather
    Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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