Speakers Announced for UK Atmospheric Science Conference 2019
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Royal Meteorological Society are proud to release the full programme for the UK Atmospheric Science Conference 2019.
The conference is a unique two-day event that is gaining influence in the global science community. On 2nd and 3rd July, experts will share emerging research in climate change, air pollution and weather, through over 50 talks, lively poster and workshops sessions.
This year, the UK Atmospheric Science Conference plays host to some of the most exciting researchers from around the world. There are representatives from the UK Met Office, Public Health England, National Climate Information Centre as well as leading UK universities and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science.
Researchers make first assessments of air quality at UK fracking site
The first assessments of air quality changes at a shale gas site in the UK have been made by a team of scientists from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Universities of York and Manchester, and the British Geological Survey.
Scientists measured air quality before, during and after preparations for fracking at a shale gas exploration site near Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. The study took place over a two-and-a-half year period so that researchers could establish typical nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and airborne particulate matter levels for each meteorological season before shale gas extraction activities started.
NCAS air quality expert to join new Defra science research programme
The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) has appointed NCAS air quality expert Dr Sarah Moller as one of six senior academic Fellows to focus on some of the UK’s most pressing environmental issues to inform and shape key future policy decisions.
The new Systems Research Programme will look at five key areas: rural land use, food, air quality, marine, and resources and waste. Sarah Moller, the NCAS Air Pollution Theme Leader based at the University of York, is leading the work on air pollution.