There are still uncertainties regarding the processes behind troposphere ozone formation. The aim is to increase our insight into these processes . The main objective of FORMAT is to obtain better knowledge of the regional and global distribution of formaldehyde, an important intermediate in the oxidation of hydrocarbons to CO and a source of oxidative radicals. This can lead to better prediction of smog episodes and to better quantification of emissions from biomass burning. A socio-economic WP will quantify the benefits from the project. The objectives will be reached by measurements and modelling . Measurements will be done from the ground, aircraft and satellites . 3-D chemical transport models will be used: a regional model covering Europe and a global model. FORMAT will give better insight in ozone formation processes and hence give better prediction of smog episodes.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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