Atmospheric Measurement Summer School 2016


10-20 May 2016 (Tuesday - Friday)
Isle of Arran

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The 11th Atmospheric Measurement Summer School took place on the Isle of Arran from Tuesday 10 May to Friday 20 May 2016. This 10-day practical course was aimed at first and second year PhD students and early career researchers who are new to atmospheric field work.

The course was delivered by expert atmospheric scientists from across the UK and was based around an intensive field measurement programme involving activities such as:

  • practical weather forecasting using synoptic charts and other data
  • profiling the atmosphere using radiosondes and surface measurements on a mountain
  • data logging and working with field instruments
  • investigation of atmospheric trace gases and aerosols


There was a charge to attend the Atmospheric Measurement Summer School. The charge contributes towards the cost of teaching, accommodation, food, equipment, and all activities. Students were responsible for arranging and covering the cost of their own travel. For more information about the course and costs, please visit the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) website - external link

Prior knowledge

We strongly recommended that you will have attended the NCAS Introduction to Atmospheric Science course - external link prior to attending the Atmospheric Measurement Summer School. Students who had not attended this course were required to complete some pre-course self-study before attending.

For more information about the course and to apply, please visit the NCAS website - external link.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 February 2016.