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PEGASOS

Pan-European Gas-Aerosol- Climate Interaction Studies (PEGASOS)

Atmospheric aerosols and gases were the focus of the European Project FP7 on Pan-European Gas-aerosol-climate interaction Study (PEGASOS). The project aimed to provide a better understanding of interactions between aerosols, atmospheric chemistry and climate change. At the same time, strategies for improving air quality were worked out and the impact of a lower aerosol load was assessed in the atmosphere to climate change.

Within this programme, the Climate Service Center Germany lead the topic "Air Quality in a Changing Climate: Integration with Policy".

PEGASOS brought together most of the leading European research groups, with state-of the-art observational and modeling facilities to:

* Identify mitigation strategies and policies to improve air quality while limiting their impact on climate change.

* Quantify the magnitude of regional to global feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and a changing climate and to reduce the corresponding uncertainty of the major ones.

* Identify mitigation strategies and policies to improve air quality while limiting their impact on climate change.



Projekt Factsheet PEGASOS (4,9 MB)