Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Project IntegrationEntry ID: SOLAS
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Abstract: The Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) is a large international research programme. Its aim is to quantify the exchange of gases and particles between the ocean and the atmosphere and to understand the role that these exchanges play in ocean biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry and climate. More than 20 nations are involved in this effort and the data collected during the project ... will be archived in national data centres.
The aim of SOLAS Project Integration is to bring together these results in order to produce global data products, largely in terms of quantitative estimates of air-sea fluxes of the gases and particles measured. These data products can then be used by policy makers and the scientific community to assess the role of ocean-atmosphere interaction in climate, air quality and ocean biogeochemistry.
In order to make such flux calculations it is necessary to identify what data exists and where it is located. The child DIFs associated with this parent DIF describe various SOLAS Project Integration-relevant projects and measurements.
It is important to note that this is effectively a community-led activity, co-ordinated by the SOLAS Project Integrator (Dr Tom Bell) and involves the worldwide network of SOLAS researchers. All contributors will be fully acknowledged for their contribution to global flux products, i.e. co-authorship for each relevant data set and publication(s) arising therefrom.
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Start Date: 1978-02-01
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +49 6151 807 372
Fax: +49 6151 807304
Email: zarza at eumetsat.de
EUMETSAT Am Kavalleriesand 31
Postal Code: 64295
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-09-30