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More than 130 scientists will be presenting research results, and planning experiments and computer model simulations at the three day conference, starting on 20 May at Lancaster University. 

 

The aim is to improve our understanding of how our atmosphere has changed over the past century, and to consider what the future could bring.

The conference, organised by Dr Paul Young of Lancaster Environment Centre, will bring together scientists working with climate models, satellite data and measurement campaigns in the field. They will be looking for new ways to improve our knowledge of the processes involved with air pollution and depletion of the ozone layer, as well as how these link with the changing climate.

These experiments are being conducted as part of an international project called the Chemistry Climate Model Initiative (CCMI). As well as contributing fundamental science to the fields of atmospheric chemistry and climate change, this project will underpin some of the science in future major international reports, including from the International Panel on Climate Change and the World Meteorological Organization’s Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion.