Introduction: European Integrated Project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality interactions (EUCAARI) – integrating aerosol research from nano to global scales M. Kulmala1, A. Asmi1, H. K. Lappalainen1,2, K. S. Carslaw3, U. Pöschl4, U. Baltensperger5, Ø. Hov6, J.-L. Brenquier7, S. N. Pandis8, M. C. Facchini9, H.-C. Hansson10, A. Wiedensohler11, and C. D. O'Dowd12 1University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, 00014 Helsinki, Finland 2Finnish Meteorological Institute, Research and Development, 00101 Helsinki, Finland 3University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK 4Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany 5Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI, Switzerland 6EMEP Meteorological Synthesizing Center West (MSC-W), Norwegian Meteorological Institute, 0313 Oslo, Norway 7French Meteorological Service, 31057 Toulouse, France 8Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE-HT) Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Patras, 26504, Greece 9Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR), Bologna, Italy 10Stockholm University, Department of Applied Environmental Science, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden 11Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, 04318 Leipzig, Germany 12School of Physics & Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies, Environmental Change Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Abstract. The European Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions project
EUCAARI is an EU Research Framework 6 integrated project focusing on
understanding the interactions of climate and air pollution. EUCAARI works in
an integrative and multidisciplinary way from nano- to global scale. EUCAARI
brings together several leading European research groups, state-of-the-art
infrastructure and some key scientists from third countries to investigate
the role of aerosol on climate and air quality. Altogether 48 partners from
25 countries are participating in EUCAARI. During the first 16 months
EUCAARI has built operational systems, e.g. established pan-European
measurement network for Lagrangian studies and four stations in developing
countries. Also an improved understanding of nanoscale processes (like
nucleation) has been implemented in global models. Here we present the
research methods, organisation, operations and first results of EUCAARI.
Citation: Kulmala, M., Asmi, A., Lappalainen, H. K., Carslaw, K. S., Pöschl, U., Baltensperger, U., Hov, Ø., Brenquier, J.-L., Pandis, S. N., Facchini, M. C., Hansson, H.-C., Wiedensohler, A., and O'Dowd, C. D.: Introduction: European Integrated Project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality interactions (EUCAARI) – integrating aerosol research from nano to global scales, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2825-2841, doi:10.5194/acp-9-2825-2009, 2009.