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Mapping of polar stratospheric clouds and ozone levels relevant to the region of europe (MAPSCORE)

Objective

Stratospheric ozone levels over the region of Europe are profoundly influenced by lower stratospheric temperatures and the stability of the polar vortex, as ozone loss is sensitive to the threshold nature of polar stratospheric cloud (PSC) formation and denitrification. This coupling is very important with respect to the evolution of climate over the next fifty years. The MAPSCORE project will enable European scientists to fully exploit existing datasets from field and satellite campaigns by providing maps of PSC properties, maps of denitrification, new observations of PSCs, and fields from chemical data assimilation for entire winter /spring periods. These datasets will provide added value in the form of new products enhancing existing datasets.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Telegraphenberg 43 A
14473 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY
Belgium
Address
3,Ringlaan 3
1180 Bruxelles
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE WUPPERTAL
Germany
Address
20,Gaussstrasse 20
42097 Wuppertal
COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
United Kingdom
Address
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
100,Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Muenchener Strasse 20, Oberpfaffernhofen
82234 Wessling
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
C/o Area Della Ricerca Di Roma "Tor Vergata", Via
00133 Roma
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth-hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4 Tour 15
75230 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds