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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/atmospheric circulation
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 853 036,04

Participants (8)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 747 649,44
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 448 274,88
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 319 101,77
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENVISENS TECHNOLOGIES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Corso Ciro Menotti 4
10138 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PENTALUM TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Participation ended

Israel
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Eli Horowitz St 12
76700 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SITAEL SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 328,36
Address
Via S Sabino 21
70042 Mola Di Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)