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The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)


The Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester hosts a number of instruments and staff members supported by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. We also make extensive use of the NCAS Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement (FAAM), operating several instruments on this platform. Details of our NCAS related / supported activities and facilities can be found under the following headings:

Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement (FAAM)

Atmospheric Measurement Facility (AMF)

NCAS supported research at CAS

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science is a world leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NCAS carries out research in air pollution, climate and high-impact weather, and long-term global changes in atmospheric composition and climate, and provides the UK community with state-of-the-art technologies for observing and modelling the atmosphere. These include a research aircraft, advanced ground-based observational facilities, computer modelling and support, and facilities for storing and analysing data. NCAS play a significant and influential role in many international science programmes and provide the UK with advice, leadership and national capability in atmospheric science.

Find out more about NCAS research, facilities and expertise on their website.