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Ozone dry deposition to the sea surface microlayer

Project description

Modelling ozone deposition on one of the largest interfaces in the world

As ozone (O3) moves down from the stratosphere to the Earth's surface, this blocker of cancer-causing ultraviolet rays becomes the third most important greenhouse gas and an air pollutant harmful to human health, plant ecosystems, food security and the economy. O3 moves from the air to the Earth's surfaces in a process called dry deposition. Oceans cover 70 % of the Earth's surface and oceanic dry deposition is the largest yet most uncertain depositional sink, mainly due to challenges in measurement. O3-SML is combining modelling and ground-breaking experimental observations to more precisely quantify global ocean deposition flux, reducing the uncertainty in total global O3 dry deposition and informing climate models for improved prediction of future changes.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/oceanography
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/oceanography/ocean chemistry

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 364 087

Beneficiaries (3)

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 364 087
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 765
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 750
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments