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Atmospheric WAter Cycle over Antarctica: Past, Present and Future

Project description

A closer look at Antarctica’s changing atmosphere

How does the atmospheric water cycle work in Antarctica? The EU-funded AWACA project will strive to answer this question, improving our understanding of how snow in Antarctica forms, falls and in what quantity. To understand and predict the fate of atmospheric water including isotopes all along the tropospheric column, the project will apply a consistent and comprehensive combined observation and modelling framework. AWACA will also combine adapted/designed instruments to form fully autonomous observation platforms deployed at several sites along a 1 100 km coast-to-plateau transect aligned with the typical moisture-carrying air mass trajectories. The findings will help scientists gain a deeper understanding of past, present and future variabilities.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 5 352 035,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 5 352 035,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
Net EU contribution
€ 84 600,00
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 133 920,00
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 4 232 395,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 968 617,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 195 715,00
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00