Observation-based research

Aircraft-mounted instrumentation are used to measure atmospheric aerosols, clouds, precipitation and atmospheric radiative transfer in order to study the range of physical processes involving these components of the atmospheric system. There are two teams at Exeter that work with these measurements and another that develops and maintains a number of the specialised airborne instruments.

The Meteorological Research Unit (MRU) based at Cardington studies turbulent and surface-exchange processes in the atmospheric boundary layer and also makes remote observations of cloud and aerosols. This team has a particular current interests in the processes involved in the formation, evolution and dispersal of fog.