Research into Southeast U.S atmosphere uncovers changing role of nitrogen oxides in creating pollutants
Dr Pete Edwards from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science has carried out research into the chemical processes that occur in the night-time atmosphere in Southeast U.S. He found that the atmosphere is in a state of transition. In the past, the levels of pollutants in the air were dependent on the amount of nitrogen oxides, but now the atmosphere is becoming less controlled by nitrogen dioxides and therefore more similar to a pre-industrial atmosphere.
NCAS PhD students visit international air quality fieldwork project in Beijing
22 NERC funded students and supervisors are visiting the Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in a Chinese Megacity (APHH) research project in Beijing this June.
Students will spend six days taking part in activities organised by NCAS including visits to fieldwork sites, attending the third APHH meeting, and seeing the Great Wall. You can keep up to date with the trip by following student blog posts on our website, where students will share their experiences day-by-day.
NCAS Wind Profiling Radar deployed to Portugal to improve wind energy harvesting
The NCAS wind profiling radar has been deployed to Portugal as part of a project to help the wind-energy industry harvest wind more effectively. The radar will be used alongside instruments from the EU and US to collect information about how wind flows over complex terrains such as mountains and ridges.