NCAS, via its Centres, Institutes and Affiliated Universities, organises and contributes to a wide range of meetings and events concerned with atmospheric science, throughout the UK.

By holding regular meetings and events, NCAS engages on a regular basis with its key stakeholders: the academic community; operational agencies, namely the Met Office and the Environment Agency; and various Government departments; the Research Councils; the general public; the media; and commercial organisations.

The NCAS Strategy

The Deal

Our scientists are experts in the field of atmospheric science and we specialise in targeted research that answers real-world problems. NCAS works in partnership with many organisations to provide pioneering applications of our research. Our cross cutting research expertise, world leading facilities and dedication to excellence allows our scientists to work within partnerships that apply world class science to real world problems.

Below are a selection of case studies which highlight some of the collaborative work that NCAS is involved in. If you are interested in collaborating with NCAS please contact us by e-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NCAS have working relationships with a range of organisations, the list below gives an idea of some of these collaborations, partnerships and project partners.

 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA  Met Office (UK)
 Hydro-Logic Ltd  National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), USA
 Icelandic Meteorological Service  NOAA Chemical Services Division, USA
 Halcrow Ltd  Civil Aviation Authority
 University of Malaysia  Rolls Royce
 Willis  Raytheon
 University of Massachusetts  Members of the Natural Hazard Partnership
 ECMWF  ECRA
 SELEX  



NCAS-Climate

NCAS-Climate provides a core programme of fundamental science, technical support and training to enable world-class scientific research into all aspects of the global climate system. The NCAS-Climate directorate consists of two main units, based within departments at the universities of Reading and Cambridge , and a number of smaller groups at the universities of ExeterEdinburghLeeds and Oxford, and ECMWF. The Reading unit focuses on physical aspects of the climate system whilst in Cambridge the main focus is on climate interactions involving the chemical composition of the atmosphere.

You can find out more about us, our research and the support services we offer using the menu on the left.

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NCAS-Climate provides a core programme of fundamental science, technical support and training to enable world-class scientific research into all aspects of the global climate system. The NCAS-Climate directorate consists of two main units, based within departments at the universities of Reading and Cambridge , and a number of smaller groups at the universities of ExeterEdinburghLeeds and Oxford, and ECMWF. The Reading unit focuses on physical aspects of the climate system whilst in Cambridge the main focus is on climate interactions involving the chemical composition of the atmosphere.

You can find out more about us, our research and the support services we offer using the menu on the left.

South Georgia is situated in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It's topography is rugged and mountainous and this causes gravity waves and turbulence to occur. The project is a measurement and modelling 

 

Specific Project Objectives

  • To make upper air soundings and profile measurements of wind, temperature, humidity, aerosol backscatter, and visibility at King Edward Point.
  • To produce a local area forecast model for the King Edward Sound, and of the South Georgia region.
  • To provide a data set, and analyse and simulate hazardous weather for aircraft and surface vessels. The application of a new cut cell/microscale model being developed at NCAS should, theoretically make improved representation of the airflow, and potentially be of use in hazardous conditions.
  • To provide a limited climatology for the site.
  • To produce a brief report for the SG government, and make recommendations for future
  • developments with regards this development.
  • To re-establish South Georgia as base for atmospheric research.

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Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of published work by NCAS scientists.

Climate Science Highlights

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS-Climate scientists.

Most Recent Science Highlights


Climate Science Highlights 2015

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS-Climate scientists.

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Climate Science Highlights 2014

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS-Climate scientists.

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Climate Science Highlights 2013

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS-Climate scientists.

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Climate Science Highlights 2012

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS-Climate scientists.

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Atmospheric Physics Science Highlights

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS scientists that specialise in researching the weather.


Composition Science Highlights

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS scientists that specialise in researching the composition of the atmosphere and air quality.


Technology Development and Science Highlights

Scientists publish the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals. Peer review means that our work is held up to scrutiny by other experts before it can be accepted into the scientific literature. Here are some bitesized highlights of recently published work by NCAS scientists that develop the technology for measuring the atmosphere.


The NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is a world leader in atmospheric science. We carry out research programmes on:

  • The science of climate change, including modelling and predictions
  • Atmospheric composition, including air quality
  • Weather, including hazardous weather
  • Technologies for observing and modelling the atmosphere

Additionally, we provide scientific facilities for researchers right across the UK to enable excellent atmospheric science on a national scale. These include a world-leading research aircraft (FAAM), a ground-based instrumentation pool (FGAM), access to computer models (CMS) and facilities for storing and accessing data (BADC). In a nutshell, we provide the UK academic community and the Natural Environment Research Council with national capability in atmospheric science.

We communicate our findings and knowledge for the benefit of policy-makers, other scientists and the general public. Our parent organisation is The Natural Environment Research Council