Working closely with the Met Office Defence Outcomes team in the development and validation of tactical decision aids (e.g. NEON) for the military.
The Met Office Tactical Decision Aids (TDAs) provide valuable guidance to the armed forces on how well their equipment is likely to perform under a variety of current and forecast meteorological conditions. Radiative transfer expertise within Observational Studies is used to improve the speed and accuracy of the NEON Electro-Optic Infra-Red TDA which is used to provide guidance on the performance of military infra-red sensors looking at objects through various atmospheric conditions including cloud and dust.
Observational Studies staff test and validate the guidance which NEON produces using the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft both in the UK and the Middle East. They are also able to give advice on using radiative transfer theory and models or the development of new radiative transfer tools for a variety of customers within the defence sector.