Report(Mar.2007) Related Projects

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SOLAS development is presently sponsored by IGBP, SCOR and CACGP, with support provided by WCRP. Other activities sponsored by these organizations provide opportunities to develop the direct linkages of SOLAS with IGAC and the new Ocean Project (currently being developed by the IGBP/SCOR Ocean Future Planning Committee), GLOBEC, LOICZ, PAGES, GAIM and CLIVAR. The activities of SOLAS will be well coordinated and, wherever appropriate, integrated with the activities of these other projects.

The Carbon Joint Project (WCRP/IHDP/IGBP/DIVERSITAS) will synthesize the carbon research within SOLAS and other parts of IGBP, IHDP, WCRP, and DIVERSITAS to answer questions on global sustainability related to carbon. For remote sensing and observing systems, SOLAS will work closely with CEOS, GOOS and GCOS. SOLAS will collaborate with LOICZ and PAGES for input to its studies in coastal zones and the use of palaeoceanographic records, respectively. Societal impacts of SOLAS will be dealt with in collaboration with IHDP.
(after "SOLAS Sceince Plan" (2002))

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--- to achive quantitative understanding of the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and the atmosphere, and how this coupled system affects and is affected by climate and environmental change.

  • Focus 1: Biogeochemical interavtions and feedbacks between ocean and atmosphere
    • Activity 1.1: Marine Particle Emissions and their Transformations
    • Activity 1.2: Trace Gas Emissions and Photochemical Feedbacks
    • Activity 1.3: Dimethylsulphide and Climate
    • Activity 1.4: Iron and Marine Productivity
    • Activity 1.5: Ocean-Atmosphere Cycling of Nitrogen
  • Focus 2: Exchange processes at the air-sea interface and the role of transport and tranformation in the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers
    • Activity 2.1: Exchange Across the Air-Sea Interface
    • Activity 2.2: Processes in the Oceanic Boundary Layer
    • Activity 2.3: Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Focus 3: Air-sea flux of CO2 and other long-lived radiatively active gases
    • Activity 3.1: Geographic and Interannual Variability of Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes
    • Activity 3.2: Surface Layer Carbon Transformations: Sensitivity to Global Change
    • Activity 3.3: Air-Sea Flux of N2O and CH4
  • Common Issues
    • Modelling
    • Remote Sensing
    • Time Series
    • Coastal Area
    • Palaeoceanographic Studies

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