Atmospheric composition, climate forcing and air quality

acronym: 

CAFCA

We investigate atmospheric composition and its changes, focusing on aerosols and gases (including water vapor) and exploring their sources, dispersion and transformations in the atmosphere, from the planetary boundary layer to the upper atmosphere, and from the local to the global scale. State-of-the-art experimental and modelling tools are employed to monitor and predict the atmospheric concentration changes of key atmospheric species acting as climate-forcers (regional to global scale) and/or as air pollutants (urban to trans-regional scale)

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activities: 

  • Ground-based observations: remote, in-situ from fixed and mobile platforms
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Composition Modelling

themes: 

  • Aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions
  • Observations of atmospheric composition change and study of the sources and transport of air pollutants and climate forcing agents
  • Hotspots
  • Planetary atmospheres