C4 - A Mid Course Summary

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Knowledge Transfer

Another important element of C4's outreach is the transfer of technology and informa tion to national laboratories.

Link with DOE-ARM: CIDS will assist the DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measure ment program in the design of their Western Tropical Pacific Experiment, and in the analysis of data obtained during the ARM-Enhanced Shortwave Experiment (ARESE).

Link with NASA-EOS: CIDS will aid NASA by serving as one of the prototypes to guide the design of the Earth Observing System's Data and Information System.

Investigators within C4 plan to assemble a strong proposal onthe climatic effects of ozone and other anthropogenic trace gases. Theresearch would link the ongoing effort to develop MATCH, the work on therelation of convection and ozone from satellite observations combined withmodeling, and the C4 collaboration with NCAR on the CCM. It is proposed that the team to use the forthcoming EOS and other satellite data to study the relationof trace gases, urban pollution, transport in tropical convection, and thegreenhouse effect. The data would be used to test the predictions of the models, and the models would be used to understand the chemistry and transport processes.

Link with NCAR and other modeling groups: CIDS and CEPEX data have assisted the model validation effort at NCAR (CCMs) and at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorol ogy, Hamburg (ECHAM). In addition, C4 research in cloud enhanced absorption will ensure continued improvement of these models in climate predictiveness.