Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research


In this project, key questions related to PSC formation and evolution and their representation in global models will be addressed through the following main objectives: identify the key PSC parameters which are required by global models; compare remote and in situ datasets to identify their strengths and limitations; define a methodology to obtain the key PSC properties required by models from the observational datasets; synthesize the new satellite measurements and earlier datasets into a state of the art PSC climatology; and identify remaining open science questions.