The purpose of the EarthTemp Network Visiting Scientist scheme was to support visits and exchanges of EarthTemp Network members that lead to new research results related to surface temperature.

The Arctic is a strategic area for numerical weather prediction as well as for climate studies due to the recent changes in ice cover, the lack of in situ observations and the Arctic amplification with respect to global warming.

The EarthTemp visiting scientist scheme funded Darren Ghent (University of Leicester) to attended an urban climate workshop on 17th September 2013 hosted by the Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory (BUCL).

The EarthTemp visiting scientist scheme funded meetings at NOC (Southampton) and Met Office (Exeter), 4-10 April 2013.