Here you will find the latest updates and news from FAAM
Researchers have been using the FAAM aircraft to detect changes in key atmospheric components above the North Atlantic, such as ozone, methane and aerosols. This information will improve our ability to predict how changes over the North Atlantic will impact the UK.
Scientists are collecting measurements to help quantify the impact of upcoming emission regulations, which limit maximum ship sulphur emissions in international waters.
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A team of UK scientists have used the FAAM aircraft to take the most detailed measurements yet of the methane in the skies over tropical Africa. Researchers have been investigating a mysterious spike in atmospheric concentrations of methane, which began in 2007. Early...
FAAM are currently on detachment in Uganda and Zambia, for the MOYA, HyVic and ZWAMPS projects. MOYA are hosting a blog on their website, which you can find here.
Cranfield University is partnering with FAAM to offer a PhD studentship funded through the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA2) doctoral training program.
The FAAM aircraft is flying across the UK throughout January and February 2018 to measure ice clouds, for a research project called PICASSO.
We are proud that Maureen Smith, the operations manager and senior flight manager for the joint NERC – Met Office Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), has been awarded a BEM for services to atmospheric science and meteorology.
Researchers from NCAS and the Natural Environment Research Council have recently returned from a mission to monitor gases in the skies above Iceland’s active volcanoes.
The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) spent August 2017 measuring biomass aerosol on Ascension Island, a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean, which is a hotspot for regional biomass burning aerosols released from the African Continent.