Stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes for better climate predictions (StratoClim)
- Start date: 1 December 2013
- End date: 31 May 2019
- Funder: EU FP7
- Primary investigator: Professor Martyn Chipperfield
- External primary investigator:
Professor Dr Markus Rex. StratoClim
- Co-investigators: Professor Piers Forster
- Postgraduate students: 200888940
StratoClim is a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework programme. The main objective of the project is to produce more reliable projections of climate change and stratospheric ozone by improving the understanding of key processes in the Upper Troposphere and Stratosphere (UTS).
StratoClim will (a) improve the understanding of the microphysical, chemical and dynamical processes that determine the composition of the UTS, such as the formation, loss and redistribution of aerosol, ozone and water vapour, and how these processes will be affected by climate change; (b) implement these processes and fully include the interactive feedback from UTS ozone and aerosol on surface climate in CCMs and ESMs.