SOGE is an integrated system for observation of halogenated greenhouse gases in Europe. A network will be developed between four network stations, with full intercalibration. For PFC and SF, a technique for high-frequency measurements will be developed. These in site measurements will be combined with vertical column measurements. Trends in concentrations will be established. Integration of the observations with a variety of model tools will allow extensive and original exploitation of the data. The integrated system will be used to verify emissions in Europe down to a regional scale. The results can be used to assess compliance with the international protocols regulating the emissions, and they will be utilised to define criteria for future monitoring in Europe. Global models will be used to estimate impacts of the observed compounds on climate change and the ozone layer; namely radiative forcing and Global Warming Potential (GWP), and ozone destruction and Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), respectively Environmental authorities and industry will be invited to a workshop for mutual exchange of information between the project participants and users.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
14473 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
BS8 1TS Bristol, Clifton