Archive for the 'Field project' Category
Since today we are not launching weather balloons for the NAWDEX project, Hugo had some time to test other meteorological instruments installed at Capel Dewi. Today we are briefly introduce the SODAR (SOnic Detection and Ranging).
Welcome to our first of hopefully daily updates on a project called NAWDEX, in which Hugo and Bogdan will be describing the day-to-day life during a field project. We aim to post daily updates on the science and practical aspects of field work.
Join Hugo, Richard and Geraint on a tropical island adventure where we discover the importance of ozone near the equator. We discuss how ozone is transported though the atmosphere and ask the question: "How do the towering storm clouds in the tropics affect the composition of the atmosphere?" We travelled halfway across the globe to Papua New Guinea with our weather balloons to gather the data that we needed to find out.
This was recorded in February 2014 during the Co-ordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST) campaign.
Jennifer Muller chats to Will Morgan and Michelle Cain (@civiltalker), from the University of Cambridge, after the Royal Meteorological Society's Atmospheric Chemistry Special Interest Group meeting on "When the sun goes down: Atmospheric chemistry at night".
Gary Llyod reports on the INUPIAQ (Ice NUcleation ProcessInvestigation And Quantification) Project, which is based in the Swiss Alps, at the Jungfraujoch (3571m), Shilthorn (2970m) and Kleine Scheidegg (2061m) sites.
In this episode Gary talks to Dr Keith Bower from the Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester about his role in the INUPIAQ campaign, James Bond, and the importance of upwind and downwind measurements.
George Lazenby clearly isn't impressed by Gary's carrier bag.
As well as talking about a modeller’s wish list, Matt and Sam also talk about the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) network, and what exactly it is that modellers do whilst the instrument scientists are out getting the data.
To avoid confusion, this is not the kind of model that we are talking about.
In this episode of the Barometer, Sam catches up with Dr Hartmut Bösch, from the Earth Observation Science Group at the University of Leicester to discuss how satellites will be used during the GAUGE project.
As well as talking about how aircraft measurements from the UK's Atmospheric Research Aircraft will be used to help constrain emission estimates across the whole of the UK, Grant also talks about a potential dedicated flight campaign that encompasses the Northern conurbations of Leeds, Liverpool, and Manchester AKA the Robbie Fowler Triangle.