Meet FAAM

FAAM (the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement) is the result of a collaboration between the Met Office(TM) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and has been established as part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) to provide an aircraft measurement platform for use by all the UK atmospheric research community on campaigns […]

FAAM (the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement) is the result of a collaboration between the Met Office(TM) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and has been established as part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) to provide an aircraft measurement platform for use by all the UK atmospheric research community on campaigns throughout the world. Click on the thumb on the left to see the film.

FAAM at 50,000 feet

FAAM at 30,000 feet

The modified BAe 146-301 large Atmospheric Research Aircraft is owned by the Natural Environment Research Council with support from BAE Systems. Its role is to undertake science campaigns for the scientific community. It’s an important resource for understanding everything from weather prediction to climate change.

It's hot and noisy - not ideal conditions to make a film!

It’s hot and noisy – not ideal conditions to make a film!

I was lucky enough to spend the day with along with BBC crew on one of FAAM’s missions. I filmed researchers at work at 30,000 feet to make this film to introduce FAAM to the wider world.

Seats are stripped out to make way for racks of kit

Seats are stripped out to make way for racks of kit