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Cloud-MicroPhysics-Turbulence-Telemetry: An inter-multidisciplinary training network for enhancing the understanding and modeling of atmospheric clouds

Objective

Clouds are the largest source of uncertainty in weather prediction, climate science, and remain a weak link in modeling atmospheric circulation. This is rooted in the fact that clouds depend on the physical and chemical processes over a huge range of scales, from the collisions of micron-sized droplets and particles to the airflow dynamics on the scales of thousands of meters. Since ambiguities related to representation of clouds in climate models prevail, explorative observations are still needed. The challenge is on the one hand to establish connections across this range of scales, from aerosol and particle microphysics to macro-scale turbulent dynamics in clouds, and on the other to combine knowledge and training across vastly different scientific and engineering disciplines. The aim of COMPLETE is to develop an inter/multidisciplinary training network that will prepare high-potential early stage researchers (ESRs) with both scientific and industrially-oriented skills that will advance our understanding in these multi-scale complex natural phenomena. COMPLETE will vastly improve Europe’s position as a global leader in technology, science and innovation to address climate change challenges. The training programme will combine the scientific investigation of specific aspects of cloud physics and related turbulent dynamics with training in key professional skills. This comprises an exceptional experimental programme that includes field experiments, laboratory and numerical simulations, the design and development of advanced fast temperature probes, velocity MEMS and innovative atmospheric mini radio-sondes; all aimed at the production of new, Lagrangian based, cloud fluctuation datasets, required to reduce the fragmentation of results and knowledge in this field.

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Address

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 845 867,67

Participants (8)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 726 881,40

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 260 300,52

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 448 274,88

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 371 676,89

ENVISENS TECHNOLOGIES SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 246 591,93

PENTALUM TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Israel

SITAEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 112 328,36

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675675

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 558 497,41

  • EU contribution

    € 3 558 497,41

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy