Laser rainfall sensors deployed UK-wide
During February several laser rainfall sensors were deployed across the UK to form DiVeN (Disdrometer Verification Network) on a 2000 mile long field campaign. These instruments measure the size and fall speed of each individual particle, which allows the type of precipitation to be empirically deduced.
Celebrating five years of JASMIN
Five years ago today, an initial 4.5 petabytes of high-performance storage was brought online, signalling the ‘birth’ of JASMIN and revolutionising access to environmental science data for NERC. JASMIN is half super-computer and half data-centre and provides a globally unique platform at STFC, hosted for computing and storing UK and European environmental science data - we're celebrating five years of JASMIN today!
Key to darkness of atmospheric soot particles identified
Atmospheric scientists are a step closer to understanding how the darkness of soot particles in air is controlled by transparent coatings. This breakthrough, which relates to how the soot particles absorb light, will help inform policymakers considering the effects of air pollution on climate change.