National Centre for Atmospheric Science – News

  • NCAS research that addresses drought insurance and flood forecasts is celebrated
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    The University of Reading’s Research Engagement and Impact Awards celebrate research that addresses real world problems. NCAS scientists Professor Emily Black and Dr Rebecca Emerton were among four winners whose work shows huge potential for bringing about positive change internationally.  Read more »
  • A summer of science - ASC 2019
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    This year the UK Atmospheric Science Conference is at the University of Birmingham, hosted jointly by NCAS and the Royal Meteorological Society. Atmospheric science has never been more relevant to society. The ASC aims to showcase the latest developments across the breadth of the field, in a way that demonstrates… Read more »
  • Introducing the new NCAS non-executive directors
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    NCAS is delighted to announce that it has appointed three new non-executive directors - Dr Mary E Black, Belinda Howell and Sir Graham Stacey - to the NCAS Management Board.  Read more »
  • Do we expect hotter summers in Europe?
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    The hot temperatures forecast for central Europe this week could break records for June. The heatwave is caused by an area of high pressure in the atmosphere, which leads to clear skies over Europe but also brings up hot air from northern Africa. Forecasts suggest the heatwave could last until… Read more »
  • Speakers Announced for UK Atmospheric Science Conference 2019
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    The National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Royal Meteorological Society are proud to release the full programme for the UK Atmospheric Science Conference 2019. The conference is a unique two-day event that is gaining influence in the global science community. On 2nd and 3rd July, experts will share emerging… Read more »
  • Researchers make first assessments of air quality at UK fracking site
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    The first assessments of air quality changes at a shale gas site in the UK have been made by a team of scientists from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Universities of York and Manchester, and the British Geological Survey. Scientists measured air quality before, during and after preparations for… Read more »
  • NCAS air quality expert to join new Defra science research programme
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    The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) has appointed NCAS air quality expert Dr Sarah Moller as one of six senior academic Fellows to focus on some of the UK’s most pressing environmental issues to inform and shape key future policy decisions. The new Systems Research Programme will… Read more »