Practical Aerosol Science Course 2016
This short course in practical aerosol science aims to deliver an introductory understanding of the challenges faced with aerosol measurements. Sampling ambient particles can be extremely challenging and answering a simple question like 'how big is the particle' depends on what instrument was used to measure it. The course will be split between lectures on the theory and application of aerosol measurements and techniques and practical, hands on demonstrations in a laboratory. The goal of the course is to provide a theoretical understanding of aerosol properties, examples of how these properties are measured and hands on experience in aerosol measurements.
Right - Last years attendees making mobile measurements with a TSI 3330 OPC
Dates of the course: 20th-22nd June, 2016, Manchester, UK.
Improving rainfall and flooding prediction in Scotland
Press Release : 05/05/2012 for immediate release
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has partnered with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), the University of Leeds, Scottish Water and the Met Office to improve our understanding of rainfall and flood predictions in Scotland.
The new initiative follows commitments by SEPA and the Scottish Government to improve our understanding of rainfall and flood predictions.
The project will involve the deployment of NCAS’ Mobile X-band Radar to Kinloss, Scotland, from January to July 2016, to observe clouds and measure rainfall. The observations from the NCAS radar, will be used alongside the existing Met Office radar network to study precipitation and flooding.
The Atmospheric Measurement Facility
The AMF (Atmospheric Measurement Facility) is a service provided by NCAS as part of its national capability provision, facilitating the study of atmospheric processes by the national and international research community
The Atmospheric Measurement Facility (AMF) facilitates easy access to a wide range of quality assured data products and services as well as access to specailist instrumentation for ground based and airborne observation of the atmosphere, observatories, platforms, and laboratories, operated by dedicated facility Instrument Scientists.