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:
- 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.
- Provision of instruments to measure atmospheric physical and chemical properties during field experiments, and access to user-configurable instrumentation at selected NCAS observatory sites;
- Provision of logistical support in deploying the instrumentation in the field, including access to NCAS field sites;
- Provision of laboratory and calibration facilities to underpin atmospheric measurements;
- Provision of bespoke training to facilitate usage, including hands-on training where appropriate;
- Provision of a “one-stop-shop” website providing users with
- Facility availability;
- Instrument information & support documentation;
- Clear and transparent facility operational & data policies;
- An online application form:
- Initial response to the applicant within 2 working days.
- A decision in principle within 14 working days. A costed offer depends on the nature of the request and may take longer.
- Regular engagement with the user community through working group meetings to capture feedback on operational, technical and scientific issues.
- 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.
- Data files conforming to a documented standard following the FAIR data principles;
- Open access to facility-developed data processing code;
- Open access to supporting documentation.