3rd International Workshop on Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate (SSiRC)

*****2021-rescheduled workshop dates: Tue 20th to Thu 22nd April *****

(2020 workshop (30th Mar to 1st Apr) postponed due to CoViD-19)”

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Main organisations
SSiRC – Stratospheric Sulphur and its Role in Climate is a co-ordinated “activity” within the broader SPARC program (Stratosphere-Troposphere Processes and its Role in Climate

SPARC is itself an activity within the broader World Climate Research Program (WCRP), whose activities link to specified “Grand Challenges” the community should seek to address

University of Leeds – Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK, globally renowned for its excellence in teaching and quality of research. Our academic expertise and the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact worldwide.

SSiRC-related field campaigns
StratoClim – EU-funded field campaign July 2017 from Katmandu, Nepal with the European high-altitude research aircraft Geophysica, to understand Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer

ASPEN – US NSF-funded high-altitude balloon campaign from McMurdo station, Antarctica to measure stratospheric aerosol particles during austral autumn, unusual with most campaigns targeting springtime ozone loss season.

ATOM – Multi-phase campaign (Jul-Aug 2016; Jan-Feb 2017; Sep-Oct 2017; Apr-May 2018) with global surveys with NASA DC8 to measured atmospheric composition, high latitude portions of the flights sampling the stratosphere.

SSiRC-related community modelling initiatives
ISA-MIP – Intercomparison for global models with interactive stratospheric aerosol, these models predicting the progression of volcanic aerosol clouds and their volcanic forcing in general circulation models with stratospheric chemistry and dynamics.

VolMIP – Intercomparison for CMIP6 atmosphere-ocean climate models to understand the climate response to major volcanic aerosol clouds, the forcing in these experiments applied identically in the different models.

GeoMIP – Co-ordinated CMIP6 atmosphere-ocean model experiments to assess how the climate would respond to proposed large-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar radiation management (SRM) techniques aiming to provide more time for climate mitigation
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