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Tropical convection, cirrus, and nitrogen oxides experiment

Objective

The project TROCCINOX (Tropical Convection, Cirrus, and Nitrogen Oxides Experiment) will investigate the impact of tropical deep convection on the distribution and the sources of trace gases, cloud and aerosol particles focusing on processes in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. The general objectives of are:
(a) to improve the knowledge about lightning-produced NOx in tropical thunderstorms by quantifying the produced amounts, by comparing it to other major Sources of NOx and by assessing it 's global impact, and
(b) to improve the current knowledge on the occurrence of other trace gases (including water vapour) and particles (ice crystal and aerosols) in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere in connection with tropical deep convection as well as large scale up welling motions

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Address
Muenchener Strasse 20, Oberpfaffernhofen
82234 Wessling
Germany

Participants (15)

CENTRAL AEROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Russia
Address
Pervomayskaya Street 3, Dolgoprudny
141700 Dolgoprudnyi / Moscow
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
14,Avenue Edouard Belin 14
31400 Toulouse
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH & SERVICES S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Jacopo Nardi, 65
50132 Firenze
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address

52425 Juelich
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OTTICA APPLICATA
Italy
Address
Largo Enrico Fermi 6
50125 Firenze
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT
Germany
Address
Georg-voigt-strasse 14
60325 Frankfurt Am-main
JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
Address
Becherweg 21
55099 Mainz
MYASISHCHEV DESIGN BUREAU
Russia
Address
Narkomvod, 1
140180 Zhukovsky
OBSERVATOIRE CANTONAL DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Address
Avenue De L'observatoire 58
2000 Neuchatel
PROMELECTROTECHMASH
Russia
Address
Priorova Str. 4
Moscow
STRATOSPHERE - M, LTD
Russia
Address
Pervomayaskaya Street 7
141700 Dolgoprudnyi / Moscow
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth-hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III
France
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 14
31400 Toulouse
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address

LA1 4YQ Lancaster /High Bantham
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds