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Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research

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The Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, which is part of the Met Office, provides a focus in the United Kingdom for the scientific issues associated with climate change. The main aims of the Hadley Centre are to understand physical, chemical and biological processes within the climate system and develop state-of-the-art climate models which represent them; to use climate models to simulate global and regional climate variability and change over the last 100 years and to predict changes over the next 100 years; to monitor global and national climate variability and change; to attribute recent changes in climate to specific factors; to understand, with the aim of predicting, the natural interannual to decadal variability of climate.

It currently employs around 100 staff and uses two Cray T3E supercomputers. Most of its funding comes from contracts with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), other United Kingdom Government departments and the European commission.

The centre was named in honour of George Hadley.

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