Data base: SSiRC will implement and maintain a
website featuring a comprehensive collection of links to available laboratory
measurements, in-situ and remote data sets from ground based, aircraft, balloon
and satellite platforms ( Database).
→ led by Marc von Hobe, contributions from all members of
Contribution to climate services: Set up a
stand-by system for a rapid climate model based assessment of the decadal scale
climate impact of any major volcanic eruption in the sense of a task force
led by Claudia Timmreck
New global stratospheric data sets:
led by Larry Thomason, Bernard Legras, Gabi Stiller.
New in-situ data sets of species at the
stratospheric entry points (i.e. the West Pacific and the Asian Monsoon
- SO2, COS, H2SO4
aerosol composition, aerosol physical properties
led by Hans Schlager, Marc von Hobe, Ralf Weigel, Stephan Borrman
Assessment (in the form of a review publication)
of the relative role of different sources of stratospheric aerosol, including
results from new fully lagrangian modeling of the flux of sulfur into the
Develop schemes for CTMs, builds on In-situ measurements,
Ground-based remote sensing,
Satellite remote sensing and Development of a global inventory of emissions ...).
led by Jean-Paul Vernier, Stefanie Kremser, Markus Rex,
The SSiRC climate model initiative
to evaluate the ability of climate models to represent the stratospheric background sulfur budget
and whereby to improve our understanding of the key processes maintaining the stratospheric aerosol
layer and its role in the climate system.