FENNEC: surface meteorological and in-situ airborne observations by the FAAM BAE-146 aircraft
Fennec -The Saharan Climate System was a NERC consortium project 2010-2012 lead by the University of Oxford and involving the Universities of Leeds, Reading, Sussex and the Met Office.
The aim of Fennec was to quantify and model boundary layer and aerosol processes over the Saharan 'heat low' region, the greatest dust region during summer. This is the most ambitious project ever to observe the Saharan climate system and the role of dust aerosols. This collection includes surface measurements from eight automatic weather station (AWS) installed across the Sahara - four of which were installed in remote locations in the central desert where no previous meteorological observations had previously existed - and an aircraft field campaign with the FAAM BAe-146.