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AIRES in ERA. A global strategy for atmospheric interdisciplinary research in the European research area

Funded under: FP5-EESD, OTH-ERA


This document describes the development of a global strategy for European atmospheric interdisciplinary research in the future, as a contribution to solving environmental problems and maintaining fundamental necessities for human existence such as water supply, health, food production and the stage of the ecosystems. Local, regional and global-scale research is needed to deal with the following key scientific issues related to climate, ultraviolet radiation, air quality and deposition:

-Stratospheric ozone levels and ultraviolet radiation at the ground.
-Processes in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.
-Possible ways to control tropospheric ozone over Europe.
-The contribution of nitrogen oxides and ammonia to unresolved environmental problems.
-Methane, carbon monoxide and other hydracarbons.
-Particulate matter.
-Impact of changes in the physical climate on atmospheric chemistry.

atmospheric interdisciplinary research is in support of European policy-making in areas characterized by the presence of strong uncertainties and needed to implement a sustainable development model. It is therefore expected that the new strategy here described will be relevant to the research policy foreseen within the European research area and the future framework programme for R&D. for R&D.

Additional information

Authors: SLANINA S (EDITORS), ECN, Petten (NL);SCHUMANN U, DLR, Wessling (DE);MEGIE G, CNRS, Paris (FR);HARRIS N, European Ozone Research Coordinating Unit, Cambridge (UK);BRASSEUR G, MPI, Hamburg (DE);ANGELETTI G, EC-DG Research, Brussels (BE);AMANATIDIS T, EC-DG Research, Brussels (BE);HOV.O, NILU-Kjeller, (NO)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19436 EN (2001), pp.58. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: available free of charge by Documentation Service DG Research
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-1005-1
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