General overview: European integrated project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions (EUCAARI) - Integrating aerosol research from nano to global scales

Kulmala M, Asmi A, Lappalainen HK, Amann M, & Klimont Z (2011). General overview: European integrated project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions (EUCAARI) - Integrating aerosol research from nano to global scales. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11 (24): 13061-130143. DOI:10.5194/acp-11-13061-2011.

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Abstract

In this paper we describe and summarize the main achievements of the European Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions project (EUCAARI). EUCAARI started on 1 January 2007 and ended on 31 December 2010 leaving a rich legacy including: (a) a comprehensive database with a year of observation of the physical, chemical and optical properties of aerosol particles over Europe, (b) comprehensive aerosol measurements in four developing countries, (c) a database of airborne measurements of aerosols and clouds over Europe during May 2008, (d) comprehensive modeling tools to study aerosol proceses from nano to global scale and their effects on climate and air quality. In addition a new Pan-European aerosol emissions inventory was developed and evaluated, a new cluster spectrometer was built and tested in the field and several new aerosol parameterizations and computations modules for chemical transport and global climate models were developed and evaluated. These achievements and related studies have substantially improved our understanding and reduced the uncertainties of aerosol radiative forcing and air quality-climate interactions. The EUCAARI results can be utilized in European and global enironmental policy to assess the aerosol impacts and the corresponding abatement strategies.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Bibliographic Reference: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; 11(24):13061-130143 (5 December 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 10:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9516

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