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Quantification of aerosol nucleation in the european boundary layer

Objective

The purpose of QUEST is to quantify aerosol nucleation in the European boundary layer atmosphere. Continuous measurements and intensive field campaigns will be carried out in three different locations: Boreal (Finland), polluted Southern European (Italy), and coastal (Ireland). Prior measurements indicate that the nucleation mechanisms are somewhat different in each location. The objectives of the measurements are to fill in gaps that exist in the understanding of chemical and physical pathways leading to formation of new particles. Aircraft measurements will be performed in order to gain information of the vertical and horizontal extent of nucleating events. Parameterised representations of the nucleation mechanisms will be implemented in an European scale model in order to determine the source strength of new aerosol particles.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF KUOPIO
Address
Savilahdentie 9
1627 Kuopio
Finland

Participants (7)

FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
20 E,sahaajankatu 20 E
00810 Helsinki
GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER SPEKTROCHEMIE UND ANGEWANDTEN SPEKTROSKOPIE E .V.
Germany
Address
Bunsen-kirchhoff Strasse 11
44139 Dortmund
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Saupfeicheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
Galway
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
12,Svante Arrheniusväg 12, Arrhenius Laboratory
106 91 Stockholm
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Siltavuorenpenger 20 D
00014 Helsinki