Most advanced space weather radar to be built in the Arctic
The most advanced space weather radar in the world is to be built in the Arctic. The EISCAT_3D radar will provide UK scientists with a cutting-edge tool to probe the upper atmosphere and near-Earth space, helping them understand the effects of space weather storms on the lower atmosphere, satellites, communications and power grids.
FAAM to measure aerosols from biomass burning around remote Atlantic Island
The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) team has arrived on Ascension Island ready to start taking measurements of biomass aerosol. The FAAM research aircraft will fly around Ascension Island, a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean that is a hotspot for regional biomass burning aerosols released from the African Continent.
NCAS to lead global project to improve African weather forecasting
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science will lead a Global Challenges Research Fund RCUK funded project to improve African weather forecasting capabilities, and benefit the livelihoods of African populations. The project is called GCRF African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF African SWIFT).