Data from the Improved Air Quality Forecasting project (ISB52) funded by the UK HM Treasury Invest to Save Budget is now publicly available at the BADC.
Project collaborators were the University of Essex, University of Salford, the Met. Office and QinetiQ. The aim of the project was to develop a better understanding of the 3-dimensional air flow within the atmospheric boundary layer by using two identical Doppler lidars: the UFAM (Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurement) Doppler Lidar operated by the University of Salford and QinetiQ's Doppler lidar. The project compared parameters derived from the lidar measurements taken during field experiments in March and July 2003 with inputs used in the Met Office air quality forecasting model using software developed by the University of Essex.
More information on the ISB52 Improved Air Quality Forecasting project can be found at: http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/data/isb52/.
BADC Support 10th February 2005