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TRANSPORT OF OZONE AND STRATOSPHERIC TROPOSPHERE EXCHANGE

Objective

The objective of this project is to undertake a series of measurement campaigns using radar, lidar and radiosonde techniques in order to study the processes involved in stratosphere troposphere exchange processes in mid-latitudes.

The measurements will be exploited and interpreted in association with other relevant analyses and a 3-dimensional model. Studies of tropical exchange and comparisons with a 2-dimensional model may be carried out, but will be assigned a lower priority than the mid-latitude data analysis.

Instruments to be used are e.g. MST radars, lidars, radiosondes. Modelling studies will be undertaken using a 2-dimensional photochemical model, a full 3-dimensional general circulation model and a highly developed trajectory model.

The results of this project can be expected to be a vital element in calculating the medium and long-term effects on stratospheric ozone and climate of chemical releases into the troposphere.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
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Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1ET Swindon
United Kingdom

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Participants (7)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
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38-40 Rue Du Général Leclerc
92131 Issy-les-moulineaux

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FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
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Kaiserswertherstrasse 16-18
Berlin

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NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
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Christou Lada Street 6
10561 Athens

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SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
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London Road, Sutton House Room Sg/12
RG12 2SZ Bracknell

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UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
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Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris

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UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
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Whiteknights, Whiteknights House, Palmer Building
RG6 6AH Reading / Silchester

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University of Wales, Aberystwyth
United Kingdom
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Old College King Street
SY23 2AX Aberystwyth

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