Ronald Karel

Meteorology Expert

Ronald Karel, a Turkish-French dual citizen, was born in Istanbul. His interest in meteorology, and in particular clouds, began from an early age. When he was 13-14 years old, he was able to carry out weather forecasts across Turkey.

On 28 March 1970, precisely at 4:20pm , he observed the "non-meteorological clouds" above Istanbul for the first time. The same night, a major earthquake (7.2 in Richter scale) took place in Gediz. Mr Karel was able to predict several more earthquakes through the same method. These predictions and studies led him to his "meteoquake" theory in 1974 during his military service in Askale/ Erzurum.

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On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

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In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

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