Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation

Project Description
ITCT 2002: Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation
In the winter and spring of 2002, airborne and ground-based measurements of ozone,
aerosols, and their precursors were made in the eastern and western North Pacific regions. Three field studies were conducted by an international team of scientists collaborating as part of the Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation (ITCT) program, an activity of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). Previous measurements have indicated that the transport of Asian emissions across the North Pacific Ocean influences the concentrations of trace tropospheric species over the Pacific and even the west coast of North America.

For more information see http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/projects/itct/2k2/ or

Parrish, D.D., et al. (2004), Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation 2002 (ITCT 2K2) and Pacific Exploration of Asian Continental Emission (PEACE) experiments: An overview of the 2002 winter and spring intensives, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D23S01, doi:10.1029/2004JD004980.