Atmospheric Measurement & Observation Facility

The Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility is a UK research facility that enables advanced measurements of the atmosphere.

We are managed by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.

We manage a comprehensive suite of mobile instrumentation, observatories and laboratories; and provide a joined-up service for the atmospheric science community.

Our experts provide continuing support to research and industry professionals, from planning and making world-class measurements to ensuring quality assessments and archival of open-access data products.

We work collaboratively with the international atmospheric science community to achieve bespoke measurement solutions and are committed to remaining at the forefront of a fast-changing research and technology landscape.

AMOF Core deliverables:

  1. Delivery of a world-class facility to support experimental measurements in atmospheric science, including well-appointed observatory sites for fieldwork, capable of hosting short- or long-term deployments of visiting instruments.
    1. Provision of instruments to measure atmospheric physical and chemical properties during field experiments, and access to user-configurable instrumentation at selected NCAS observatory sites;
    2. Provision of logistical support in deploying the instrumentation in the field, including access to NCAS field sites;
    3. Provision of laboratory and calibration facilities to underpin atmospheric measurements;
    4. Provision of bespoke training to facilitate usage, including hands-on training where appropriate;
    5. Provision of a “one-stop-shop” website providing users with
    6. Facility availability;
      1. Instrument information & support documentation;
      2. Clear and transparent facility operational & data policies;
      3. An online application form:
      4. Initial response to the applicant within 2 working days.
      5. A decision in principle within 14 working days. A costed offer depends on the nature of the request and may take longer.
    7. Regular engagement with the user community through working group meetings to capture feedback on operational, technical and scientific issues.
  2. Delivery of quality-controlled data to the CEDA archive and user within 2 months of the end of a field or observatory-based observation campaign.
    1. Data files conforming to a documented standard following the FAIR data principles;
    2. Open access to facility-developed data processing code;
    3. Open access to supporting documentation.
Chilbolton Observsatory 13th September-12