EOL Seminar Series - Philip Brown (EUFAR)

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 03:30 to 04:30
FL2-1022 (Large Auditorium)
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Observations-Based Research in the Met Office: Current Activities and Future Plans

Philip Brown
Met Office
European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)

The Observation-Based Research group in the Met Office combines teams working on a range of both airborne and ground-based observations of atmospheric and land-surface processes. This talk will describe the structure of the group, its links with a number of prominent UK university groups and some of its key facilities including the BAE146 research aircraft of FAAM and the observing site at Cardington, UK. Since such research requires access to leading-edge measurements, instrument development remains a key activity for both the airborne and ground based teams. Some examples of recent and ongoing developments will be described, including aerosol measurements (IN and optical properties) and radiometry at sub-millimetre wavelengths. Some examples of measurements from recent field campaigns will then be presented to show how the observations are used to address particular issues in the Unified Model. These examples will include studies of cloud microphysics and dynamics in col d-air outbreaks, the development of precipitation in organized convection over the UK from the COPE campaign and studies of model surface temperature biases in semi-arid regions.

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:30PM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory
3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg. 2 Large Auditorium (Rm 1022)
Live Webcast Link: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm