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