FAAM is first to test fly 3D printed ice probe
The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) has made the headlines in the world of 3D printing after the research aircraft successfully tested a newly developed 3D-printed optical ice probe. The titanium instrument is able to detect the formation of ice particles by using optical fibres that emit light into any ice that has formed over the sensor head. If ice is present then the light will be reflected back and detected by the sensor.
Research into Southeast U.S atmosphere uncovers changing role of nitrogen oxide emissions 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.