As part of the UK Natural Environment Research Council, 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. It also undertakes work in the Arctic and other areas where its Polar expertise can be applied.
The Meteorological Airborne Science INstrumentation (MASIN) equipment has been flown on the British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter VPF-AZ since 2006, operating out of the Polar regions on both wheels from airports and gravel strips and wheel-skis on snow and ice, covering the Antarctic, Svalbard, Greenland and Northern Canada. The aircraft and instrumentation has also been used in a large multi-national campaign in West Africa.
During each campaign we update a basic diary which can be viewed from the links above. There is also sometimes access to graphs of the data.