You are kindly invited to contribute to the special session on “Observation, Modelling and Assessment in the Arctic-Boreal Domain” with oral or poster presentations. Please, select this topic, when submitting your abstract.
Chairs: Acad Markku Kulmala and Dr. Hanna K. Lappalainen (University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, Finland)
Coordinating Panel: Prof Tuukka Petaja and Dr. Alexander Mahura (University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, Finland), Dr. Xavier Querol (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spain)
Background and scope
The Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-scale and multi-component climate change, air quality, environment and research infrastructure and capacity building programme. It is originated from a bottom-up approach by the science community, and is aimed at resolving major uncertainties in Earth system science and global sustainability issues concerning the Arctic and boreal Pan-Eurasian regions as well as China. The programme solves interlinked grand challenges influencing human well-being and societies in Northern Eurasia and China, by establishing and maintaining long-term, coherent and coordinated research activities as well as continuous, comprehensive research and educational infrastructures. The PEEX approach is integrative and interdisciplinary, recognising the important role of the Arctic and boreal ecosystems in the Earth system, and understanding that solutions to the interconnected environmental problems can be provided only by a harmonised and holistic comprehensive observational approach utilising all available modelling tools representing different spatial and temporal scales.
However, the session is open to all researchers and users, whom are interested in scientific issues such as air quality, climate change, biodiversity loss, chemicalisation, etc. as well as in-situ and satellite observations and multi-scale modelling of atmospheric composition as well as multi-level assessment on environment and population of the Northern Eurasia and China.
This session scope and aims to bring together researchers and users interested to (i) understand the Earth system and influence of environmental and other changes in pristine and industrialized Pan-Eurasian environments (system understanding); (ii) determine relevant environmental, climatic, and other processes in the Arctic-boreal regions (process understanding); (iii) maintain long-term, continuous and comprehensive ground-based, air/seaborne research infrastructures together with satellite data (observation component); (iv) develop new datasets and archives with continuous, comprehensive data flows in a joint manner (data component); (v) implement validated and harmonized data products in models of appropriate spatial and temporal scales and topical focus (modeling component).
List of topics included in this special session:
- Ground-based and satellite measurements for atmospheric composition, datasets with observations for Norther Eurasia and China regions
- Impacts on environment and ecosystems as well as on human health due to atmospheric transport, dispersion, deposition and chemical transformations of air pollutants in the Arctic-boreal regions
- New approaches and methods on measurements and modelling in Arctic conditions
- Improvements in natural and anthropogenic emission inventories for Arctic-boreal regions
- Atmospheric physical and chemical processes in a northern context
- Aerosol formation, radiative forcing and feedbacks in Arctic regions, Siberia and China
- Short lived pollutants and climate forcers, permafrost effects, forest fires effects
- Carbon monoxide and methane, ecosystem carbon cycle.
This session will be organised by the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Programme in cooperation with the Russian Federation Government Megagrant “Megapolis - heat and pollution island: interdisciplinary hydroclimatic, geochemical and ecological analysis”, Academy of Finland “Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center” and Horizon-2020 “Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS” projects.