NETCARE Research Activities

NETCARE has been configured around four research activities that address key uncertainties in the field. The first three are focused on specific aerosol-climate connections that remain poorly characterized, and will be addressed through a variety of observational approaches. The fourth activity integrates the results from Activities 1-3, approaching the subject from a comprehensive modeling perspective so as to provide a broad assessment of aerosol climate effects.

Activity 1:   Carbonaceous Aerosol 

Activity 2:   Ice Cloud Formation and Impacts 

Activity 3:   Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions

Activity 4:   Implications of Measurements on Simulations of Atmospheric                                   Processes and Climate


The figure below illustrates the vision inherent to the network.