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.
Change is in the Air - ACSIS Flights 2017
Blog by Dr Alex Archibald
Lots of things are changing at the moment: Politically, socially, technologically and most importantly for scientists like us - environmentally. The change that is happening in the environment right now is unparalleled in the historic record.
Last year was the warmest year in possibly the last million! At the same time, sea ice in the Arctic reached its second lowest levels since records began. As part of an exciting new effort supported by NERC we are teaming up with partners from across the UK and around the globe to better document how changes within the North Atlantic region are taking place and to make new observations to better understand the reasons for these changes.