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Air quality monitoring and forecasting in China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30940

  • Start date

    1 September 2007

  • End date

    30 November 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 652 538

  • EU contribution

    € 1 132 978

Coordinated by:

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Netherlands

Objective

AMFIC addresses atmospheric environmental monitoring over China. The aim is to develop an integrated information system for monitoring and forecasting tropospheric pollutants over China. The system uses satellite and in situ air quality measurements and modelling to generate consistent air quality information over China. The data will cover the recent years and the actual situation including an air quality forecast for several days ahead. Air pollutants covered are ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, methane and aerosol/particular matter.

The proposed system will supplement and broaden the existing ground-level monitoring and air quality assessment activities in China. Satellite data will cover regions where no ground-based stations are available; air quality models fill-in the sparse temporal and spatial sampling of the measurements and connect them in a physically consistent manner.

Coordinator

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Address

Wilhelminalaan 10
De Bilt

Netherlands

Participants (9)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY

Belgium

EIDIKOS LOGARIASMOS EREVNON DIMOKRITEIOU PANEPISTIMIOU * SPECIFIC RESEARCH ACCOUNT OF DEMOKRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE

Greece

FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Finland

INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

NATIONAL SATELLITE METEOROLOGICAL CENTER, CHINESE METEOROLOGICAL ADMINISTRATION

China

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30940

  • Start date

    1 September 2007

  • End date

    30 November 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 652 538

  • EU contribution

    € 1 132 978

Coordinated by:

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Netherlands