National Centre for Atmospheric Science – News

  • Dwayne Heard awarded Royal Society of Chemistry Environment Prize for 2017
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    Professor Dwayne Heard from the University of Leeds has won the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Environment Prize for 2017. Dwayne has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to understanding the chemistry of the earth's atmosphere.  Dwayne and his team have developed laser-based field instruments to measure free-radicals in the atmosphere, and deployed instruments... Read more »
  • NCAS meteorologists help Land Rover BAR to bring the Cup home.
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    Researchers from one of the UK’s foremost atmospheric research institute are helping Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR sailing team in their bid to win the America’s Cup sailing competition for Britain. The researchers, from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), are helping the Land Rover BAR meteorologists to use... Read more »
  • Jonathan Gregory elected for Royal Society Fellowship
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    Jonathan Gregory has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society. Jonathan is a climate scientist for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and is based at the University of Reading. A Royal Society fellowship recognises scientists who have made outstanding contributions to science, and become pioneers in their... Read more »
  • Climate change to increase severe turbulence
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    Strong turbulence could become twice or even three times as common because of climate change, according to a new study from the University of Reading.  The study is the first ever to examine the future of severe turbulence, which causes planes to undergo random up-and-down motions that are stronger than gravity. ... Read more »
  • Cloud radar deployed to North Norfolk coast
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    At the beginning of March, the NCAS mobile MIRA-35 Ka-band cloud radar (nicknamed Kepler) was transported to Weybourne on the North Norfolk coast. This is its first deployment away from its home base at the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric Radar Research (CFARR).  ... Read more »
  • CRESCENDO supports policy makers on routes to realising the 2015 Paris Agreement
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    Insights from CRESCENDO’s leading Earth system scientists was presented at the European Parliament in February, to support policy makers on routes to realising the 2015 Paris Agreement.  The policy event entitled “Realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement – Pathways to and benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C”, was hosted by Seb... Read more »
  • Laser rainfall sensors deployed UK-wide
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    During February several laser rainfall sensors were deployed across the UK to form DiVeN (Disdrometer Verification Network) on a 2000 mile long field campaign. These instruments measure the size and fall speed of each individual particle, which allows the type of precipitation to be empirically deduced. ... Read more »