A-CURE: Aerosol-Climate Uncertainty Reduction project

External co-investigator: Professor Philip Stier, University of Oxford

A-CURE tackles one of the most challenging and persistent problems in atmospheric science – to understand and quantify how changes in aerosol particles caused by anthropogenic activities affect climate. A-CURE aims to reduce the uncertainty in aerosol radiative forcing through the most comprehensive ever synthesis of aerosol, cloud and radiation measurements combined with innovative methodologies for the statistical analysis of global aerosol-climate model uncertainty. Improved estimates of aerosol forcing on regional and global scales will substantially improve our understanding of historical climate and climate sensitivity.