Author Archives: Jim McQuaid

About Jim McQuaid

Atmospheric scientist (chemist by birth). Working in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds). Often found in close proximity to the FAAM146 research aircraft. Previously found urrently providing some science (and weighing clouds!) to the BBC Cloud Lab project as well as making clouds for BBC Wild Weather series.... (more... http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/j.mcquaid) @jimmcquaid

Looming into sight: Black and Bloom

As with many things, I have been guilty of letting this channel slip over time. Like many before me I had blog aspirations but you can probably guess the rest.  Anyway much has happened since the last post in December … Continue reading

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Operation Cloud Lab snippets

A few people have asked about footage from our journey across the US in 2014, there are a number of clips still live on the BBC website…. Trailer, the original trailer, the Cloud Lab shows were part of a short season … Continue reading

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So what exactly was Cloud Lab all about?

Since I have come back a number of people have asked about my ‘holiday’ in the United States with the BBC. It is strange, I have done a great many field campaigns over the last few years and in general they … Continue reading

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Cold calling……..

Picture the scene, we are finally generating filter samples for Kelly to work her magic upon and probe them for ice nucleation efficiencies. BUT! we don’t have the necessary solvents to prepare the cold stage. So we get online and … Continue reading

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