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Mapping of polar stratospheric clouds and ozone levels relevant to the region of europe (MAPSCORE)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00072

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 204 246

  • EU contribution

    € 1 477 423

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

Objective

Stratospheric ozone levels over the region of Europe are profoundly influenced by lower stratospheric temperatures and the stability of the polar vortex, as ozone loss is sensitive to the threshold nature of polar stratospheric cloud (PSC) formation and denitrification. This coupling is very important with respect to the evolution of climate over the next fifty years. The MAPSCORE project will enable European scientists to fully exploit existing datasets from field and satellite campaigns by providing maps of PSC properties, maps of denitrification, new observations of PSCs, and fields from chemical data assimilation for entire winter /spring periods. These datasets will provide added value in the form of new products enhancing existing datasets.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

Address

University Road
Le1 7rh Leicester

United Kingdom

Participants (11)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH

Germany

BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY

Belgium

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE WUPPERTAL

Germany

COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS

United Kingdom

DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Denmark

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH

Norway

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH

Switzerland

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI

France

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00072

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 204 246

  • EU contribution

    € 1 477 423

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom