Piers Corbyn began doing science at 7 years old and first published
scientific papers aged 17/18. Won Royal Scholarship to Imperial College 1965, graduated 1st
class degree 1968, President of IC Student Union. 1969-70. Research: Solid state physics + Astrophysics (later, Queen Mary College), internationally published.
Piers Corbyn’s ideas on Long Range weather forecasting using solar activity began in 1980s, especially 1982 – and continued thanks to the Miner’s strike 1984-85!
Tested by Weatherbets* with William Hill at odds decided by MetOffice 1988 to 1999 – giving significant profits (40% of stakes) (*about 30 bets at £20 every month).
First commercial operations 1990 from Piers Corbyn in SouthBank
University. Received £180,000 ~1992 from insurance industry
consortium to advance research.
Independent peer-reviewed testing of forecasts (storms etc) for insurance industry consortium. Dennis Wheeler, statistician, Sunderland Uni paper showed Piers’ significant skill 2yrs ahead.
Developed forecasts for Scandinavia with Electricity, Insurance and Agri industry consortium there (NOWEG, Nordic Weather Group).
No other long range (>1 month ahead) forecasting standard meteorology methods have published proven skill.
Many forms: WeatherPlan services Ltd, PiersCorbyn Weather Forecasting Services, WeatherAction Ltd; based SouthBank Uni to 2002 ran ~20
Piers involved in housing and Expression/festivals movement in 1970s – Stonehenge, Watchfield etc mostly from squatting angle.
Piers environmental campaigner. Councillor 86-90, chair of Public-Private consortium which set up major waste to electricity rubbish burning Station (SELCHP, SouthEast London Combined Heat+Power) to highest standard particle+NOx+SOx emission limits
Southwark+Lewisham+Greenwich, opened by HRH Prince Charles 29 Nov 1994.
Floated on London Stock Exchange AIM Nov 1997/98, Weather-Action Holdings plc (dotcom bubble) in which time Piers was ‘KeyMan’ insured for £1Million; withdrew from AIM Dec’99 in dot.com deal resuming as WeatherAction Ltd / Piers Corbyn.
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you had a link on your site about how sunspots effected the human body, not so long ago, ubt it has disappeared. Would it be possible to provide that link?
The notion that storms are caused by convection is a myth:
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Have you any thought on flooding and the inability to dredge rivers in Britain and other European countries since 2000, when we adopted the European Water Framework Directive ?
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Dear Craig, dear Piers,
After some calculations on raw and homogenised data sets from the KNMI, I have visualized the temperature corrections for KNMI’s main station de Bilt. Main conclusion is that the corrections clearly cool pre-1950 summers, and that the correction for urban heat effects is cancelled from 2006 onwards, for undisclosed reasons.
Full story with all graphs can be found on my new blog: tradingmagicforfact.wordpress.com
If you are interested in sharing this story, please go ahead. If you want me to send you some of the graphs separately for your own use, no problem, please indicate what graphs you would like to receive.
When is the WeatherAction monthly meeting?
No worries Bruce, always a pleasure. Title seems fine to
me btw, but I suppose for hits you need the catchy titles 🙂
Should be last Fri of month so next week I think. Piers usually puts a comment up just before.
Hello Weatheraction, dear Craig, dear Piers,
Just in case you may have missed this extraordinary weather event (which is not even reported among the main news headlines today on the Dutch new website nu.nl), the first snow for the 2015/2016 winter has fallen today (14 October) in the south of the Netherlands (Limburg). This is unusually early; only on one occasion before (in 1975) snow has been observed earlier than that, on 13 October.
For the original news item, see http://www.nu.nl/dvn/4145064/weer-perioden-met-regen-en-natte-sneeuw.html#eerste-sneeuw-van-het-najaar-3
For a picture demonstrating the early snowfall, see http://media.nu.nl/m/doqxdo7awh1u_wd1280.jpg
Thanks Laurens. Making it a post now.