Theme 5 team
Simplified schematic depiction of the most important couplings between ocean biogeochemical cycles and atmospheric chemistry.
Combine modelling studies to improve mechanisms at the process level and to upscale from the local and regional scale to the global scale to study climate and biogeochemical impacts. These modelling studies must involve information from the remote sensing of reactive gases.
Current national and international programs investigating biogeochemical control on atmospheric chemistry include “Sea2Cloud: Are marine microorganisms influencing clouds?”, and “Shipping Emissions in the Arctic and North Atlantic Atmosphere” (SEANA). Information on planned observational programs and workshops can be found via the respective program websites:
Satellite remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases is done by Sentinel 5P, which was launched in 2017, and conducts the following ozone measurements: nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, aerosol, carbon monoxide, methane, and clouds.
Sentinel 5P: https://earth.esa.int/web/guest/missions/esa-eo-missions/sentinel-5p
2020 16th IGAC Science Conference, September 12-16, 2021, Manchester, UK.
Session: Sea-atmosphere interaction