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National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) Observations
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Status: ongoing
Publication State: published
 
Abstract

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) Obervations division is responsible for the provision and support of scientific observational facilities for researchers across the UK to enable excellent atmospheric science on a national scale. These include a world-leading research aircraft, ground based observatories at Weybourne, Norfolk, UK, Chilbolton, Aberystwyth and Cape Verde in the tropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, and a ground-based instrumentation pool available for use in field campaigns. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the parent organisation on NCAS. To access the data from NCAS Observations select the appropriate dataset collection.

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Atmospheric Measurement Facility (NCAS-AMF) Data
Chilbolton Advanced Meteorological Radar (CAMRa) data, part of the Clouds, Water Vapour and Climate (CWVC) programme
Continuous Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory Observations
Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) flights
NCAS Long Term Observations of atmospheric dynamics and composition
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: surface and upper air meteorology measurements from Aberystwyth, mid-Wales
Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO): surface meteorology and atmospheric chemistry data
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_83160812-0772-11e0-af69-00e081470265
Abbreviation:
NCAS
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* Introduction

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is a world leader in atmospheric science.

It undertakes 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, NCAS provides scientific facilities for researchers across the UK to enable excellent atmospheric science on a national scale. These include a world-leading research aircraft, ground based observatories at Weybourne, Norfolk, UK and Cape Verde in the tropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, a ground-based instrumentation pool, access to computer models and facilities for storing and accessing data. In a nutshell, NCAS provides the UK academic community and the Natural Environment Research Council with national capability in atmospheric science.

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the parent organisation on NCAS

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