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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (7)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
38-40 Rue Du Général Leclerc
92131 Issy-les-moulineaux
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Kaiserswertherstrasse 16-18
Berlin
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada Street 6
10561 Athens
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
London Road, Sutton House Room Sg/12
RG12 2SZ Bracknell
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights, Whiteknights House, Palmer Building
RG6 6AH Reading / Silchester
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
United Kingdom
Address
Old College King Street
SY23 2AX Aberystwyth