National Centre for Atmospheric Science

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National Centre for Atmospheric Science
National Centre for Atmospheric Science Logo.jpg
Abbreviation NCAS
Formation 2002 [1]
Legal status Government Organisation
Purpose Atmospheric Science
Headquarters Leeds
Region served
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Professor Stephen Mobbs
Parent organization
Natural Environment Research Council
Budget
£9 million [2]
Website ncas.ac.uk

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is a research centre of its parent organisation, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) providing for scientific research and increased knowledge in atmospheric science in the United Kingdom.[3]

The NCAS performs research into climate change, air quality, weather and atmospheric modelling. [4][5] NCAS employs over 130 members of staff across 19 organisations, and is headquartered at the University of Leeds [6][7]

Organisation[edit]

The NCAS is organised into the following structural units:[1]

  • NCAS-Climate
  • NCAS-Weather
  • NCAS-Composition
  • The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM)
  • The Universities' Facilities for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM)
  • The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)
  • Computational Modelling Services (CMS)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of NCAS". ncas.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "About NCAS". ncas.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "NERC - Research centres". nerc.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Woolley, Alan. "First Atmospheric Science Showcase reflects on science’s changing view of our world". faam.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Shukman, David. "Effort set to track air pollution". BBC News. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Contact NCAS". ncas.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "NCASatLeeds: Earth and Environment". see.leeds.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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