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Target Group 4
Research, Science

Programmes assigned to this field

ACES Antarctic Climate and Earth Systems (Antarctic Climate and Earth Systems)
Objectives: Understand the interactions between atmosphere, sea-ice and ocean at high southern latitudes Develop models to aid our understanding (...)
Objectives:
Understand the interactions between atmosphere, sea-ice and ocean at high southern latitudes
Develop models to aid our understanding of Antarctic regional processes and enable us to represent essential regional phenomena in global models covering both the atmosphere and the ocean
Determine the nature and influence of the principal connections between Antarctica and the global climate system
Determine the importance of water masses of Antarctic origin in the global ocean circulation
Determine the sensitivity of the global climate system to processes occurring or originating in the Antarctic
United Kingdom Details
MONTABIO Complex monitoring system for analytical detection and biological evaluation of soil micropollutants for a sustainable environment (Komplex monitoring rendszer összeállítása talaj-mikroszennyezők analitikai kimutatására és biológiai értékelésére a fenntartható környezetért)
The objective of this project is to develop a soil contamination monitoring system capable of complex survey of typical soil contaminants using (...)
The objective of this project is to develop a soil contamination monitoring system capable of complex survey of typical soil contaminants using up-to-date sampling and measurement techniques, and therefore, eliminating environmental protection and environmental analytical limitations due to the agricultural focus of the presently functioning Soil Protection and Monitoring Information System.
Hungary Details
MiKlip Decadal Climate Prediction (Mittelfristige Klimaprognosen (MiKlip))
The objective of the proposed funding measure is to develop a model system for forecasting the expected climate changes and its related extreme (...)
The objective of the proposed funding measure is to develop a model system for forecasting the expected climate changes and its related extreme weather phenomena on a time scale of up to ten years with consideration of both, anthropogenically induced changes and natural climate variation. In technical terms, methods of seasonal forecasting must be combined with climate projection methods.

Apart from short-term forecasting on the one hand and long-term climate scenarios on the other hand, there is an increasing need for reliable climate information covering periods of several years up to even decades, because economic planning and also planning in politics and society usually refer to periods of around ten years. The model system that is to be developed within the framework of this funding measure is expected to contribute to the generation of reliable information on the climate development on these time horizons. The resulting climate forecasts will provide the basis for improving the capacity of industry and society to adapt to future climate variations. This funding measure is motivated by the needs of these end users.

Work on the new model system will entail great new challenges for the development of existing and new methods. This covers in particular the determination of the initial state, the description of the processes that are crucial for decadal climate prediction (e. g. modelling of the cryosphere or biosphere), the increase of spatial resolution through regionalization, the improvement or adaptation of statistical post-processing, and last but not least, the synthesis and validation of the entire model system.

The present approach widens the range of research activities and measures on how to deal with climate change as part of the High-Tech Strategy (HTS) for Climate Protection in the area "Knowledge - a basis for climate protection and adaptation".
Germany Details
  Environmental Genomics (Environmental Genomics)
Studying genes and the environment The Environmental Genomics programme has been acquiring and exploiting sequence data for whole and partial (...)
Studying genes and the environment
The Environmental Genomics programme has been acquiring and exploiting sequence data for whole and partial genomes, helping us to understand environmental biology.
One important aim has been to demonstrate to the environmental community, in particular regulators and industry, how post-genomic technologies can be applied to tackle environmental issues.
United Kingdom Details
EMS Environmental Mathematics & Statistics (Environmental Mathematics & Statistics)
Objectives: The programme aimed to: produce more life and environmental scientists who are able to use mathematical, statistical and modelling (...)

Objectives:
The programme aimed to:

produce more life and environmental scientists who are able to use mathematical, statistical and modelling techniques when addressing environmental problems

produce more mathematicians who are working on life science or environmental problems, or devising tools and methods for them.

make mathematicians and statisticians familiar with the practicalities of environmental investigations and

give environmental scientists sufficient understanding of the power (and limitations) of leading-edge mathematical and statistical methodologies, so as to facilitate effective collaborations when tackling environmental issues and devising new approaches to currently insoluble problems

United Kingdom Details
UPB Environmental Probe Database of the German Federation (Umweltprobenbank des Bundes)
Aufgaben und Ziele Im Rahmen der Umweltprobenbank werden systematisch Umweltproben aus repräsentativen Ökosystemen der Bundesrepublik (...)

Aufgaben und Ziele

Im Rahmen der Umweltprobenbank werden systematisch Umweltproben aus repräsentativen Ökosystemen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland gewonnen, charakterisiert und bei Temperaturen unter minus 150° C so gelagert, dass sich die chemische Zusammensetzung ihrer Inhaltsstoffe über Jahrzehnte nicht verändert.

Zur Gewährleistung des hohen wissenschaftlichen Anspruchs an die Umweltprobenbank wurden während der Aufbauphase vorrangig folgende Aufgaben bearbeitet:

 

Die Belegproben der Umweltprobenbank sollen insbesondere für folgende Aufgaben genutzt werden:

  • Kontinuierliche Überwachung der Konzentration gegenwärtig bereits bekannter Schadstoffe durch systematische Charakterisierung (Monitoring) der gewonnenen Proben vor ihrer Archivierung;
  • Trendaussagen über lokale, regionale und globale Entwicklungen der Schadstoffbelastungen auf der Grundlage authentischen Materials aus der Vergangenheit (Trend- und ökotoxikologische Aussagen);
  • Bestimmung der Konzentration von Stoffen, die zur Zeit der Einlagerung (Sicherung) noch nicht als Schadstoffe erkannt waren oder nicht mit ausreichender Genauigkeit analysiert werden konnten (retrospektives Monitoring);
  • Überprüfung früher ermittelter Monitoring-Ergebnisse;
  • Anwendung standardisierter Methodenbeschreibungen (Standardarbeitsanweisungen) für Probentransport, -aufarbeitung, -charakterisierung und -lagerung als notwendige Voraussetzung zur Gewinnung vergleichbarer Ergebnisse;
  • Verwendung als Referenzproben zur Dokumentation der analytischen Leistungsverbesserung.
Germany Details
PEI GAUSS - PhD Programme for Environmental Informatics (GAUSS - Promotionsprogramm für Umweltinformatik)
Die Umweltinformatik wird hier in umfassendem Sinne als integratives Fach aus Bio-, Öko-, Geoinformatik und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen verstanden, (...)

Die Umweltinformatik wird hier in umfassendem Sinne als integratives Fach aus Bio-, Öko-, Geoinformatik und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen verstanden, die jede für sich Objekte, Strukturen, regulatorische Netzwerke, Prozesse (Signale, Stoff- und Informationsflüsse) u.ä. auf verschiedenen Skalen- und Integrationsniveaus mit Informatikwerkzeugen studieren und modellieren. Unter dem Dach der Umweltinformatik sollte der Wissenstransfer und die systemorientierte Integration über Skalenstufen der raumbezogenen Bio-, Öko- und Umweltsysteme mittels moderner Informatik Methoden und Technologien gefördert und verbessert werden. Durch die Etablierung des Master- und Promotionsprogramms in Umweltinformatik, eingebettet in GAUSS und in die Forschungslandschaft Göttingen, wird auch diesem wichtigen Integrationsansatz auf Systemebene durch eine effiziente akademische und bildungsbezogene Maßnahme Rechnung getragen. Die exzellente biologische, ökosystemare, umweltbezogene und mathematische Forschung in Göttingen erfordert die Etablierung eines entsprechenden integrativen Master- und Promotionsprogramms in Umweltinformatik, aus dem wichtige innovative wissenschaftliche Impulse und Beiträge erwartet werden.

Unter der Federführung der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik und unter Beteiligung der Fakultäten für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie, für Biologie und für Geowissenschaften und Geographie, ist das Programm für Umweltinformatik (PEI) Bestandteil der "Georg-August University School of Science", Acronym: GAUSS und der im Aufbau befindlichen "Göttingen Graduate School of Terrestical Ecosystems", Acronym GGTE.

 
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GBIF-D Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Weltweit wird in unzähligen Projekten und Institutionen geforscht, um die Ursachen für die Bedrohung der biologischen Vielfalt zu erkennen und (...)
Weltweit wird in unzähligen Projekten und Institutionen geforscht, um die Ursachen für die Bedrohung der biologischen Vielfalt zu erkennen und optimale Strategien für ihren Schutz zu entwickeln. Im organismischen Bereich werden bereits seit mehr als 250 Jahren biodiversitätsbezogene wissenschaftliche Daten erhoben und gespeichert; so z.B. in den weltweit auf etwa 3 Milliarden Exemplare geschätzten Beständen naturkundlicher Forschungssammlungen. Diese Sammlungen dienen für viele Forschungsbereiche der Biologie, Medizin oder Umweltwissenschaften als unverzichtbare "Datenbanken des Lebens" und stellen zugleich ein bedeutendes Reservoir genetischer Ressourcen dar. Die hier existierenden Informationen sind jedoch bisher verstreut, nur schwer zugänglich und somit nicht voll nutzbar.

Dieser schwierige Zugriff auf Informationen über Vielfalt und Verschiedenartigkeit von Genen, Arten, Tier- und Pflanzengesellschaften und Ökosystemen verursacht Kosten und beeinträchtigt Entscheidungsprozesse in vielen Bereichen: im Natur- und Artenschutz, bei politischen Entscheidungen oder bei der Suche nach möglichen Quellen für die Biotechnologie.
Die internationale Initiative zu GBIF hat die Vernetzung und freie Verfügbarmachung der weltweit vorhandenen Daten zur biologischen Vielfalt per Mausklick für jedermann über das Internet zum Ziel. Diese Aufgabe ist von einzelnen Staaten nicht zu leisten. Deshalb erarbeitete in den letzten Jahren eine Arbeitsgruppe zur Biodiversitätsinformatik aus Vertretern von 20 Staaten und der EU im Rahmen des Megascience Forums der OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) ein Verfahren für die Einrichtung von GBIF. Als Ergebnis entstand im März 2001 die Einrichtung GBIF auf der Basis einer internationalen Vereinbarung von zu diesem Zeitpunkt 11 beitragszahlenden Staaten. Mittlerweile beteiligen sich über 50 Staaten an der GBIF Initiative.
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HIRDLS High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder)
Aims and objectives Science goals using HIRDLS data include the determination of: fluxes of mass and chemical constituents between the (...)
Aims and objectives
Science goals using HIRDLS data include the determination of:
fluxes of mass and chemical constituents between the troposphere and stratosphere
chemical processing, transport and mixing, particularly in the lower stratosphere
momentum, energy and potential vorticity balances of the middle atmosphere
geographically and seasonally unbiased long-term climatologies and interannual variability of middle atmosphere temperature, constituents, dynamical fields and gravity waves
tropospheric cloud heights
tropospheric temperature and water vapour retrievals, possibly in conjunction with other EOS (Earth Observing System) sounders
diagnostic studies of atmospheric dynamics, chemistry, and transport processes to test and improve models of these processes, especially at those smaller scales for which there are now no data to check the models' chemical or dynamical behaviour
United Kingdom Details
JWCRP Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme (Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme)
The programme was launched in March 2009 as the Joint Climate Research Programme. The programme's overarching aim is ensuring, in areas of common (...)
The programme was launched in March 2009 as the Joint Climate Research Programme. The programme's overarching aim is ensuring, in areas of common interest to the Met Office and NERC, that the UK maintains and strengthens its leading international position in climate science, and hence in climate forecasting and provision of advice for climate policy.
United Kingdom Details
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Projects assigned to this field

Change Detection Automatic Detection of Changes in Satellite Image Series (Automatische Erkennung von Veränderungen in Satellitenbilddatenreihen)
Plötzliche Veränderungen, die durch Naturkatastrophen oder andere Zerstörungen hervorgerufen werden, stehen im Fokus des Projektes«, so Prof. Ehlers. (...)
Plötzliche Veränderungen, die durch Naturkatastrophen oder andere Zerstörungen hervorgerufen werden, stehen im Fokus des Projektes«, so Prof. Ehlers. »Besonders Einsatzkräfte, die in Krisengebiete geschickt werden, haben großes Interesse daran, schnell und zuverlässig zu erfahren, wo im Zielgebiet die größten Veränderungen zu finden sind«, ergänzt Prof. Michel. »Hierdurch lässt sich wertvolle Zeit für Bergungsarbeiten gewinnen«. Die Wissenschaftler entwickeln derzeit gemeinsam neue Software zur Auswertung von Satellitenbildern. Diese sollen über eine Kombination von Algorithmen, die Form, Farbe und Texturen von Bildobjekten berücksichtigen, Umwelt- und Naturveränderungen automatisch anzeigen.
Germany Details
SPII1A0/45/07 Complex interaction between natural processes and industry with regards to major accident prevention (Komplexní interakce mezi přírodními ději a průmyslem s ohledem na prevenci závažných havárií a krizové řízení)
The project is implemented within the frame of the Research Programme Ministry of Environment for years 2007-2011. The goal of the Research Programme (...)
The project is implemented within the frame of the Research Programme Ministry of Environment for years 2007-2011. The goal of the Research Programme Ministry of Environment is to ensure protection of the environment by means of sustainable use of sources, on the basis of improving the quality of knowledge on interactions of biosphere, ecosystems, and human activities, in particular on the territory of the Czech Republic. The emphasis is put on predicting climate changes, on instruments and technologies for monitoring, prevention, and mitigation of environmental pressures and risks including health risks, as well as on protection of natural and artificial environment.
Czech Republic Details
  Computational Methods for Quality & Utilization of Models & Data
Utilisation of computer models and digital data, and establishing mechanisms assuring their quality are essential for research at PIK. Concerning (...)

Utilisation of computer models and digital data, and establishing mechanisms assuring their quality are essential for research at PIK. Concerning this matter, the group aims in close cooperation with the other Research Domains and PIK-IT at the development of concepts and the implementation of computational methods.

The following interrelated focal points are addressed by the group. They are of significant and continuous relevance to sustain PIK’s research process.

  • Integrated data utilisation aims at integrated and flexible utilisation of available, yet considerably heterogeneous data. General and extensible data frameworks are designed and developed that provide standardised and integrated access to data resources and data transformation and processing functionality.
  • Data quality analysis is approached by systematic quality investigations. The base idea is to generally systemise quality measures, adapt them to specific disciplines and provide a set of strongly linked statistical and visualisation methods.
  • Analysis of model sensitivity and uncertainty to fluctuations in a model’s input space is a key technique for model evaluation and quality assurance. Methods to generate efficient deterministic and probabilistic experimentation plans and to analyse multi-run experiments are identified and implemented.
  • Sustainability and assurance of model quality by software engineering addresses source code quality maintenance, testing and debugging in a transdisciplinary research environment by modern software engineering methods like code analysis, refactoring and automatic documentation for large legacy model codes.
  • A cross-cutting focus is the adaptation and development of visualisation methods including exploration methods for large-volume and multivariate datasets and comparative approaches for scenario / experiment analyses.

The overall approach is to bridge the gap between domain experts and/or decision makers and available information technologies. Problem analysis is carried out in close co-operation with domain experts to systematically identify requirements and match them with IT methods and software solutions. State-of-the-art technologies, concepts and methods are integrated / provided / adapted / enhanced for research processes. New concepts and methods are developed together with external research partners to meet PIK-specific requirements. The group builds on its expertise in a number of common base technologies, including simulation, data bases / warehouses, compute and storage grid, parallelisation, human-computer interaction, visual and statistical data analysis, software engineering and code analysis.

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  Development of Multifunctional Materials Heterostructures for Hydrogen Fuel Cells
 Changes of microstructure, phase composition and surface morphology to be investigated, surface topography analyzed. Coupling processes (...)
 Changes of microstructure, phase composition and surface morphology to be investigated, surface topography analyzed. Coupling processes occurring  to be registered and correlated with hydrogenation properties. Impact of surface to be analyzed.
Lithuania Details
FIRE PARADOX FIRE PARADOX - An innovative and integrated approach to wildland fire management (FIRE PARADOX)
Fire risk in the Mediterranean is increased exponentially as a result of fuel accumulation in the landscape because of land abandonment and the (...)
Fire risk in the Mediterranean is increased exponentially as a result of fuel accumulation in the landscape because of land abandonment and the implementation of fire exclusion policies. The project will have a significant impact on European forestry policy in general.

The systematic implementation of global fire exclusion in Europe, followed North America in the realization that this policy resulted in an increase in fire risk as a result of protected, accumulating, biomass.

Based on the experience of a few prescribed burning practitioners and the result of fire-ecological research conducted in the past, the key-objective of this project is to develop new fire management policies adapted for European-use, to reduce forest fire risk. The vision of Fire Paradox participants will be (through their R&D contribution) to develop concrete and operation-viable solutions to the fire problem with regard to the social, economic and ecological impact on high intensity fires, such as the recently-experienced wildfires in Portugal, Spain and France in 2003 and 2005.
Portugal Details
  Geomatics to support land government actions (La Geomatica a supporto delle azioni di Governo del Territorio )
The project aims at obtaining results and products for public structures and bodies to let them know and manage their territory, by offering not only (...)
The project aims at obtaining results and products for public structures and bodies to let them know and manage their territory, by offering not only technical solutions but also procedures, standards and certification systems. Results are fruit of researches involving innovative aspects of Geomatics, i.e. GNSS, Laser Scanning, remote sensing, GIS.
Objectives of the projects are: interoperability of reference systems; tsting of low cost systems for building monitoring through a network of GPS/GNSS receivers.
Italy Details
GOTILWA+ Growth of Trees Is Limited by Water ( Model de simulació del funcionament dels boscos)
GOTILWA+ model simulates carbon and water uptake and fluxes through forests in different environments (from North boreal Europe to Mediterranean), (...)
GOTILWA+ model simulates carbon and water uptake and fluxes through forests in different environments (from North boreal Europe to Mediterranean), for different single tree species stands (coniferous or broad-leaved, evergreen or deciduous) and in changing environmental conditions, either due to climate or to management regimes.

The input data includes: climate (max. and min. temperatures, rainfall, VPD, wind speed, global radiation); stand characteristics (tree structure; DBH class distribution); tree physiology (photosynthetic and stomatal conductance parameters), site conditions including soil characteristics and hydrological parameters and also forest management criteria. Results of GOTILWA+ are computed for each DBH class and they are integrated at the stand level. The processes are described with different sub-models that interact and integrate the results of simulated growth and evolution of the whole tree stand through time (hourly calculations integrated at a daily time step). Horizontal space is assumed homogeneous and vertical profile distinguishes two canopy layers (sun and shade conditions).

Light extinction coefficient is estimated by Campbell's approach (1986), based on an ellipsoidal leaf angle distribution. The photosynthesis equations are based on Farquhar and co-workers approach (Farquhar and Von Caemmerer 1982). Stomatal conductance uses Leuning's approach that modifies Ball, Woodrow and Berry model (Leuning 1995). Leaf temperature is determined based on leaf energy balance (Gates 1962, 1980) and transpiration is estimated according to the Penman-Monteith equation (Monteith 1965, Jarvis and Mcnaughton 1986). Autotrophic respiration is separated in maintenance and growth respiration. Maintenance respiration is calculated as a proportion of total respiring biomass (structural and non-structural components distinguished), with rates that depend on temperature according to a Q10 approach. Growth respiration is a fraction of available carbohydrates for growth consumed when transformed into new tissues. A constant efficiency of 0.68 is assumed (g of new tissue / g of carbohydrate). NPP is allocated first to form new leaves and fine roots to compensate their turnover. The remaining is allocated to the pool of mobile carbon in leaves and woody tissues. The surplus is invested in new tissues (leaves, fine roots and sapwood) according to the pipe model (Shinozaki et al. 1964). Soil is divided in two layers, organic and inorganic horizons. Soil organic matter (OM) is originated by plant litter: leaves, branches, stems and reproductive organs aboveground and coarse and fine roots belowground. OM is decomposed depending on soil temperature (according to a Q10 approach) and soil moisture (optimal at 60% of the maximum soil water-filled porosity). Soil moisture is calculated based on water inputs and outputs and soil traits. Temperature also affects leaf shedding through a Q10 approach. Root mortality that is also dependent on temperature (Q10 approach), soil moisture and the length of the growing period.
Spain Details
  Infomobility and Goods Distribution Systems in Urban Areas (Sistemi di Infomobilità e Distribuzione Merci in Aree Metropolitane)
The project aims at coping with problems of traffic congestions in urban areas with their related social and environmental costs, fostering shared (...)
The project aims at coping with problems of traffic congestions in urban areas with their related social and environmental costs, fostering shared transport by adopting approaches based on infrastructures and telematic services for both real time monitoring of traffic flow, and delivering information to users; also methods based on mobile phones exploitation are explored in order to favour offer/demand matching in transport services (Car Pooling, Car Sharing, Dial a Ride)
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  Scientific capacity building in fruit-growing, forestry and information technology sectors, providing research on environmentally friendly growing strategies, product development and introduction aided by computer technologies (Zinātniskās kapacitātes stiprināšana augļkopības, mežu un informācijas tehnoloģijas nozarēs, nodrošinot videi draudzīgu audzēšanas risinājumu, produktu izstrādes un ieviešanas izpēti ar datortehnoloģiju atbalstu)
The project aims at strengthening the scientific capacity of the fruit, forestry and information technology sectors to ensure sustainable, (...)

The project aims at strengthening the scientific capacity of the fruit, forestry and information technology sectors to ensure sustainable, environmentally friendly farming solutions, product development and introduction of computer technology to aid research.
 

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TRANSREG Seasonality of the meteorological processes governing the regional transport of atmospheric pollutants (Estacionalidad de los procesos meteorológicos responsables del TRANSporte REGional de contaminantes atmosféricos - TRANSREG)
To better understand the processes involved in transport and dispersion of atmospheric pollutants on the Western Mediterranean basin, we must (...)
To better understand the processes involved in transport and dispersion of atmospheric pollutants on the Western Mediterranean basin, we must consider the regional scales. In this sense, the results of studies financed by the European Commission during the last 20 years with respect to this basin have shown the importance of mesoscale phenomena in air quality on Mediterranean urban areas.
The purpose of this project is the seasonal characterization (spring versus summer) of the meteorological processes that regulate the dispersion and transport of pollutant gases and aerosols, as well as the feedbacks and synergism associated to them. It is hence that this investigation is framed inside the seventh thematic priority of the National Subprogram of Atmosphere, Climate and Climatic Change, belonging to the National Program of Biodiversity, Earth Sciences and Global Change (National Plan of Scientific Investigation and Technological Innovation 2004-2007).
It is an applied investigation project that seeks to give answer to the growing necessity of a better characterization of the air quality. This way, the general aim of this project is the characterization of the seasonality of the meteorological processes that govern the dispersion and the transport of atmospheric pollutants throughout the mediterranean coasts of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as the feedbacks and synergism associated to the same ones.
This general aim is approached starting from the development of three specific objectives:
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To characterize the seasonal variation of the probable paths of regional transport and of their continuity with the mechanisms of transport in Southern Europe. In order to do so, a meteorological model (RAMS) will be run. This model will allow to describe, at a regional scale, the transport conditions in scenarios that are representative of the spring and summer seasons in Southern Europe (particularly in the Mediterranean western basin); identifying (a) the main paths of the air masses, (b) the mechanisms of regional transport, and (c) the continuity with the mesoscale processes that are developed in the Iberian Peninsula.
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To identify and characterize the scenarios that are representative of the inter-regional transport of atmospheric pollutants throughout the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula during spring and summer. To achieve this, it is sought to characterize, by means of mesometeorological (RAMS) and dispersive (HYPACT) simulations, the influence that the mesoscale atmospheric dynamics has in the advecion of pollutants in coastal mountainous areas. The analysis of the seasonal variations will be carried out by means of the comparative study of (a) the drainage winds, (b) the interface earth-sea, (c) the orographic injections, (d) recirculations, and (e) the disturbance of atmospheric synoptic flow.
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To divulge the results on a national-wide scale (mainly through an Ozone project with the Ministry of Environment and the atmosphere working groups that this Ministry coordinates) and on the European-wide scale (mainly through the Network of Excellence ACCENT, the COST 728 action and the integrated project CarboEurope-IP).
The obtained results are expected to be useful to complement the tasks of surveillance and prediction of the air quality in the regions of the Mediterranean side, when increasing the knowledge of the relationships between the mesoscale meteorology of the Mediterranean basin and the levels of concentration of expected atmospheric pollutants. Additionally, in the European scientific scope in which the investigating group requesting this project participates, the results of this project are expected to supply additional evidences to the existing ones in connection with the peculiarities of the dispersion of pollutants in the Mediterranean basin, so that they are compared to the dispersive processes observed in Northern Europe (mainly under neutral stability conditions).
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