World-leading Atmospheric Science
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is a world leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
With an annual budget of £15M NCAS carries out research in air pollution, climate and high-impact weather, and long-term global changes in atmospheric composition and climate, and provides the UK community with state-of-the-art technologies for observing and modelling the atmosphere. These include a research aircraft, advanced ground-based observational facilities, computer modelling and support, and facilities for storing and analysing data. We play a significant and influential role in many international science programmes and provide the UK with advice, leadership and national capability in atmospheric science.
NCAS is organised around three science themes and five underpinning services and facilities, with over 200 members of staff embedded in 12 UK universities and research institutes including: University of York, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, University of Cambridge, University of Reading, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, University of Birmingham, University of East Anglia, University of Oxford, University of Hertfordshire, University of Surrey and Cranfield University.
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