Foggy Masawan (Account suspended)

Dear Meteorological Office,

I am writing in view of a Wikipedia article that attributes the 2004 Boscastle floods to the "Brown Willy effect". (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Will...)

1 - Please list any reports you have into the causes of the floods.

2 - Do any of these mention the Brown Willy effect? (If so, which?)

3 - If you have no reports into the floods that mention the effect, is there nonetheless in your view a recognized meteorological phenomenon with that name?

Regarding question 2, I am asking on the assumption that the contents of any report can be searched electronically. If you hold a report only in a format that cannot be searched electronically, then you may exclude it even if you could possibly search it manually within the cost limit.

Question 3 is strictly optional (even if the criterion is met) as it is not a request for recorded information. However, the view of a suitably qualified person would be helpful if possible. Obviously the question need not be answered if the answer to question 2 is yes.

Yours faithfully,

Foggy Masawan

Enquiries, Meteorological Office

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Foggy Masawan (Account suspended)

Dear Alexander,

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Foggy Masawan

FOImanager, Meteorological Office

Dear Foggy Masawan

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of your enquiry dated 7 April 2016.

 

Under the requirements of the Freedom of information Act
2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004, you will receive our
response within a period of 20 working days from the date it was received
within the Met Office.

 

You should therefore expect to receive our response by 6 May 2016.

 

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From: Foggy Masawan [3]<[FOI #326945 email]>

To: 'Enquiries' [4]<[Met Office request email]>

Cc: 

Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:34:45 +0100

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Brown Willy effect

  

Dear Meteorological Office,

I am writing in view of a Wikipedia article that attributes the 2004
Boscastle floods to the "Brown Willy effect".
([5]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Will...)

1 - Please list any reports you have into the causes of the floods.

2 - Do any of these mention the Brown Willy effect? (If so, which?)

3 - If you have no reports into the floods that mention the effect, is
there nonetheless in your view a recognized meteorological phenomenon with
that name?

Regarding question 2, I am asking on the assumption that the contents of
any report can be searched electronically. If you hold a report only in a
format that cannot be searched electronically, then you may exclude it
even if you could possibly search it manually within the cost limit.

Question 3 is strictly optional (even if the criterion is met) as it is
not a request for recorded information. However, the view of a suitably
qualified person would be helpful if possible. Obviously the question need
not be answered if the answer to question 2 is yes.

Yours faithfully,

Foggy Masawan

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Dear Foggy Masawan

 

Please find attached a response to your recent request for information.

 

Kind regards

FOI Team

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Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Brown Willy effect

 

Dear Foggy Masawan

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of your enquiry dated 7 April 2016.

 

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From: Foggy Masawan [5]<[FOI #326945 email]>

To: 'Enquiries' [6]<[Met Office request email]>

Cc: 

Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:34:45 +0100

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Brown Willy effect

  

Dear Meteorological Office,

I am writing in view of a Wikipedia article that attributes the 2004
Boscastle floods to the "Brown Willy effect".
([7]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Will...)

1 - Please list any reports you have into the causes of the floods.

2 - Do any of these mention the Brown Willy effect? (If so, which?)

3 - If you have no reports into the floods that mention the effect, is
there nonetheless in your view a recognized meteorological phenomenon with
that name?

Regarding question 2, I am asking on the assumption that the contents of
any report can be searched electronically. If you hold a report only in a
format that cannot be searched electronically, then you may exclude it
even if you could possibly search it manually within the cost limit.

Question 3 is strictly optional (even if the criterion is met) as it is
not a request for recorded information. However, the view of a suitably
qualified person would be helpful if possible. Obviously the question need
not be answered if the answer to question 2 is yes.

Yours faithfully,

Foggy Masawan

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