Scientists advance weather forecasts by discovering the cause of unusual wind patterns
An international research team has made important steps towards improving weather forecasts, by proving they can predict unprecedented changes in the normal eastward or westward flow of air high up in the atmosphere, known as the quasi-biennial oscillation.
Air quality research ‘supersites’ set for Manchester, Birmingham and London
A new network of advanced air quality monitoring instruments will detect harmful air pollutants and their sources in greater detail than ever before at existing research sites in three UK cities.
Three urban air pollution research laboratories, or supersites, are expected to be operational in London, Birmingham and Manchester by the end of 2018. The new equipment will allow researchers to gather higher-quality data on the content of harmful urban air pollution and where the gases and particles that pollute our air are coming from.
New Years Honours for FAAM's Maureen Smith
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science would like to congratulate members of the science and research community who have been recognised in the 2018 New Years Honours.
We are proud that Maureen Smith, the operations manager and senior flight manager for the joint NERC - Met Office Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), has been awarded a BEM for services to atmospheric science and meteorology.