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 Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility (AMOF)

The existing Atmospheric Measurement Facility (AMF) was commissioned by NERC commencing on 1 April 2018 for a period of two years.

On 1 April 2020 AMF and NFARR (CFARR + MSTRF) will be replaced by the Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility (AMOF): a facility arising from the merger of AMF and NFARR.

We have taken every effort to minimise the disruption this merger may cause and operationally users of AMF will see very little difference. To give our community the opportunity to take a look at the new facility we will be operating both AMF and AMOF in parallel - you can apply to either through the new AMOF site or the existing AMF site. 

The AMOF site will run in parallel to AMF from 12:00 on 11/03/2020 and we will link to it here:
AMOF will be going fully operational and replacing AMF from 00:00 on 01/04/2020
If you have any questions or comments please get in contact with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


AMF, AMOF & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The AMOF\AMF team is working to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our services to the atmospheric science community.

We will keep facility users informed about any disruptions or restrictions over the coming months, and aim to accommodate the requirements of all current and future activities where possible.

While we can’t rule out certain constraints under the circumstances, we’d like to assure you that where problems do arise, we’ll do our best to maximise your science while minimising risk to those involved and to the wider community.

If you have any questions about using the facility during this time, you can contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by giving us a call at +44(0113 343 3574).



NCAS - AMF is provided by NCAS as part of its NERC funded nc (national capability) provision. It operates and facilitates access to strategically located observatories and laboratories in addition to specialist cutting edge instrumentation for ground based and airborne atmospheric observations. AMF primarily supports NERC funded science and scientists.
Facilities are supported, developed, and operated by a highly skilled and dedicated team of Scientists. It is our Scientists who ensure our quality assured data products are delivered to the user and to Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).
The contact details for the Instrument Scientist who can best advise on all aspects of their particular part of NCAS-AMF can be found here.
We are also engaged in long-term measurement programs. The long-term measurements are free and open access and are available through the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).
In addition to supporting NERC funded science and scientists, NCAS-AMF also encourages and welcomes use of its facilities by all sectors both nationally and internationally. 
Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AMF directly in this case.
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AMF is engaged in an extensive re-evaluation of how it archives its data and the data tools & utilities provided to the community. Click here to access the NCAS Data Project website and find out what we are doing.

CEDA in partnership with AMF are developing a series of training webinars and workshops to help the community access and use the facilities provided by the JASMIN super computer cluster and how the community can prepare their data for the CEDA archive. Click here to find out what is available.
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AMF relies on feedback from the user community in order to improve the facilities and services provided. 
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