British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica.


The Meteorological Airborne Science INstrumentation (MASIN) equipment has been flown on the British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter VPF-AZ for several field campaigns, operating out of Rothera Research Station and is being used in the Arctic for the first time in 2013.


The current work contributes to the CLIMATE programme lead by Dr John King within the BAS Polar Science for Planet Earth science strategy. Previous campaigns were part of the the FOCAS project within the Antarctic Climate and Earth System programme.

 

There is a MASIN Capabilities page on the BAS website and we also have a pdf document listing the MASIN aircraft capabilities.

 

During each campaign we update a basic diary which can be viewed from the links above. There is also access to graphs of the data.