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Scientific Plan

The project is organized into four Scientific Themes designed to optimize the integration of methodologies, scales, and ultimately our understanding of air quality and climate interactions:

  • Team 1 - Anthropogenic and biogenic emissions and their response to climate and socio-economy
  • Team 2 - Atmospheric interactions among chemical and physical processes
  • Team 3 - Regional and global links between atmospheric chemistry and climate change
  • Team 4 - Air quality in a changing climate: Integration with policy


The scientific work, coordination of the project and results dissemination are achieved by 18 work-packages (WPs) that are clearly interconnected as shown in the pert diagram below:

WP Table

WP Number PEGASOS WorkPackages Type of Activity
WP1 Terrestrial trace gas emissions at the chemistry-climate interface RTD
WP2 Anthropogenic emissions and their evolution RTD
WP3 Future changes in anthropogenic emissions RTD
WP4 Linking the anthropogenic, biogenic and observational footprint to large-scale model simulations RTD
WP5 Quantifying and parameterising feedbacks in the atmosphere-biosphere system RTD
WP6 Laboratory studies RTD
WP7 Airborne field studies RTD
WP8 Ground-based field studies RTD
WP9 Integration and parameterization of experimental results RTD
WP10 Model development and improvent RTD
WP11 Assessment of model skill RTD
WP12 Quantification of interactions in the AQ-climate system RTD
WP13 Historical impacts of air quality-climate interactions RTD
WP14 Model projections of air quality and climate change RTD
WP15 Integrated analysis of multiple projections RTD
WP16 Cost-optimal strategies for reducing pollutant concentrations RTD
WP17 Knowledge integration and transfer RTD
WP18 Coordination and Management MGT

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PEGASOS project funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7-ENV-2010-265148)