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Comprehensive investigations of polar stratospheric aerosols (CIPA)

Objective

Greenhouse gases may decrease stratospheric temperatures, causing widespread formation of polar stratospheric clouds (spec) a key process for ozone depletion in a future climate. The objective is to obtain a detailed knowledge of the pathways to formation of spec. The investigations combine three activities: field measurements large-scale laboratory simulations and microphysical modelling balloon-borne experiments provide measurements of condensed phase chemical composition of psc particles together with size distributions, phase and optical properties. simulation of psc particles is performed over a wide temperature and gas phase range within a large cry-chamber. analyses of the experimental results are made using microphysical optical and meteorological musicale models.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Address
100,Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
Denmark

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES
France
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
Address
Rue Lhomond 24
75231 Paris
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
5,Hermann Von Helmholtz Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00060 Capena
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
1,Saupfeicheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
United States
Address
University Station 3905
82071 Laramie
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
United States
Address
16Th & Gibbon Laramie Wy
82071 Laramie