NCAS was created in April 2002 as a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Collaborative Centre.
This was a requirement of the Government Spending Review 2000 to strengthen national capability in atmospheric science research.
NCAS achieves this through its research and support programmes, which address the following key scientific and technical challenges.
The main drivers determining current and future priorities include the needs of the UK (its government, research councils and operational agencies, such as the Met Office and the Environment Agency) for atmospheric science research and policy-making.
Satisfying these requirements for atmospheric science research involves using and developing the expertise of researchers and having available excellent facilities for the research. As such, NCAS is made up of a set of seven centres and facilities distributed across many UK universities and related institutions.
For more details about NCAS, please visit the About NCAS page on the main NCAS website.
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