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Stratosphere-Climate Links With Emphasis On The UTLS

Stratosphere-Climate Links With Emphasis On The UTLS

Objective

Reliable prediction of the future evolution of the ozone layer and surface UV is urgently required as a basis for informed decisions by European policy makers. The state of the ozone layer over the next decades will depend on the interplay between climate changes and the impact and evolution of ozone depleting substances such safes. The Montreal Protocol has successfully in reduced emissions and atmospheric concentrations of CFCs, which should return to their pre-ozone whole concentrations by about 2050. However, the ozone layer will most likely not return to its pre-ozone hole state and so the central question of the Montreal process - how and when will ozone and UV radiation recover as CFC concentrations fall? - Remains. Indeed, in order to provide essential advice to policy makers, the answer to that question is required within the next years. In this ambitious integrated project, the European predictive capability will be strengthened by focusing effort on main interlinked areas of research:
coupled chemistry/climate models;
the tropical UTLS; extra tropical ozone and water vapour;
UV radiation;
global modelling; and fundamental chemical and microphysical processes. Strong scientific management, built on Europe's excellent previous experience in stratospheric science, will bring together a critical mass of European experts in laboratory studies, atmospheric measurements and modelling. Twill exploit new satellite data, such as from ENVISAT, and new modelling approaches (e.g. fully-coupled chemistry-climate models; and the growing interaction with the numerical weather forecasting community), and take advantage of new and existing research facilities being developed at the national level. Valuable information for the assessment of the atmospheric impact of aviation will be obtained.

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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Address

Trinity Lane, The Old Schools
Cambridge

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

John Adrian PYLE (Professor)

Participants (64)

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ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

INSTITUT D'AERONOMIE SPATIALE DE BELGIQUE.

Belgium

CENTRAL AEROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY

Russia

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

KEMIAI KUTATOKOZPONT - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA

Hungary

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CESKY HYDROMETEOROLOGICKY USTAV

Czechia

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark

PSYSIKALISCH-METEOROLOGISCHES OBSERVATORIUM DAVOS UND WELSTRAHLUNGSZENTRUM

Switzerland

DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE - RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Greece

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST

Germany

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL

Spain

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OTTICA APPLICATA

Italy

KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET GRAZ.

Austria

METEO-FRANCE

France

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING

Norway

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT (KNMI)

Netherlands

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

STRATOSPHERE - M, LTD

Russia

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

Argentina

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE.

Greece

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)

Germany

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

United States

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

WEATHER INFORMATICS LTD

United Kingdom

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA ARGENTINA SANTA MARIA DE LOS BUENOS AIRES

Argentina

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITÄT MAINZ

Germany

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V

Germany

OBSERVATOIRE CANTONAL DE NEUCHÂTEL

Switzerland

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505390

  • Start date

    1 May 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 23 547 532

  • EU contribution

    € 15 000 000

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom