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Construction, use and delivery of an european aerosol database

Objective

Aerosol particles possess a high degree of variability in the atmosphere and there is considerable uncertainty in knowledge of their physical and chemical properties. Moreover there is a severe lack of directly accessible coordinated aerosol data in the community, which is needed for air quality assessment, model evaluation, input to regional models, and remote sensing validation. The Project will develop a validated aerosol database, not currently available, covering most of the European region, and directly accessible to users through the web. In addition it will provide aerosol mapping of Europe using a combination of ground-based data coupled with satellite, Lidar observations and modelling inputs. Scientific strategies for future aerosol activities will be established. Training and transfer of skills to young scientists and data users will also be a thrust of the Project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Address
University Road
90 Galway
Ireland

Participants (11)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
20 E,sahaajankatu 20 E
00810 Helsinki
INSTITUTE FOR TROPOSPHERIC RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04303 Leipzig
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
63,Oude Waalsdorperweg 63
2509 JG Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Ampelokipi
71409 Iraklion
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Gustav Haellstroeminkatu 2
00014 Helsinki