The purposes of SSiRC (Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate) include: (i) providing a coordinating structure for the various individual activities already underway in different Research centres; (ii) encouraging and supporting new instrumentation and measurements of sulfur containing compounds, such as COS, DMS, and non-volcanic SO2 in the UT/LS globally; and (iii) initiating new model/data inter-comparisons.
Contribution of IMK-ASF: provide a 10-years global data set of UTS SO2 and COS from MIPAS observations for analysis in cooperation with modellers.