Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Raatikainen, Tomi
Organisation Finnish Meteorological Institute
Project title Marine organic aerosol and its impacts on clouds and climate
Decision No. 322532
Decision date 07.05.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2024
Funding 438 874
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Project description
Atmospheric aerosols are cooling the climate by affecting on cloud properties, but uncertainties of this cooling effect are still exceptionally large. The aim of the research project is to reduce these uncertainties by examining the poorly known marine organic aerosol formation mechanisms and their effects on clouds. A numerical model which accounts for several new processes affecting on organic aerosol formation and cloud interactions will be developed for this purpose. Experimental field and satellite observations will be used to support the model simulations. The project will be conducted at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in collaboration with several national and international experts.