NERC funded programmes and projects

Arctic Research Programme

Launched in 2010 to address specific topics of scientific uncertainty in the Arctic region

BLOWSEA: Blowing snow and sea ice surfaces as a source of polar sea salt aerosol

A collaborative project to assess the production of sea-salt aerosol from the evaporation of blowing snow over sea ice and its wider impacts.

iSTAR – investigating the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

A programme to improve understanding of what’s happening to the area of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet where the greatest rates of ice loss over the last decades have been observed.

Solar variability effects on atmosphere and climate via the global atmospheric electric circuit

Understanding the meteorological influence of the Sun through processes other than direct radiation