FAAM to measure aerosols from biomass burning around remote Atlantic Island
The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) team has arrived on Ascension Island ready to start taking measurements of biomass aerosol. The FAAM research aircraft will fly around Ascension Island, a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean that is a hotspot for regional biomass burning aerosols released from the African Continent.
Climate change to increase severe turbulence
Strong turbulence could become twice or even three times as common because of climate change, according to a new study from the University of Reading.
The study is the first ever to examine the future of severe turbulence, which causes planes to undergo random up-and-down motions that are stronger than gravity.
Laser rainfall sensors deployed UK-wide
During February several laser rainfall sensors were deployed across the UK to form DiVeN (Disdrometer Verification Network) on a 2000 mile long field campaign. These instruments measure the size and fall speed of each individual particle, which allows the type of precipitation to be empirically deduced.
Change is in the Air - ACSIS Flights 2017
Blog by Dr Alex Archibald
Lots of things are changing at the moment: Politically, socially, technologically and most importantly for scientists like us - environmentally. The change that is happening in the environment right now is unparalleled in the historic record.
Last year was the warmest year in possibly the last million! At the same time, sea ice in the Arctic reached its second lowest levels since records began. As part of an exciting new effort supported by NERC we are teaming up with partners from across the UK and around the globe to better document how changes within the North Atlantic region are taking place and to make new observations to better understand the reasons for these changes.