International research and collaboration
In close national and international collaboration, the DKC is monitoring and researching into ozone and UV radiation. The monitoring is supported by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, and our measurements contribute to the international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC).
The Arctic is one of our focus areas, and we are monitoring the restoration of the ozone layer and UV level above Greenland under climate changed atmospheric conditions, from NDACC-stations in Pituffik, Kangerlussuaq and Scoresbysund.
Monitoring data are submitted to databases under NDACC, World Ozone and UV radiation Data Center under the WMO program GAW, WMO’s GCOS and AMAP. The ozone measurements will also contribute to a possible future Danish climate surveillance program.
Modelling climate impacts
The DKC uses the climate model EC-Earth for studying the stratosphere-troposphere coupling, the climate effects of ozone depletion, and the feasibility of geo-engineering. In the ongoing EU project COMBINE, DKC develops and tests a "high-top" version of EC-Earth with an increased number of stratospheric layers.
It is expected that the new version will increase the realism of the stratospheric impacts on the troposphere and thereby improve the model skills on both intra- seasonal and climatic timescales. The new version will contribute to the CMIP5 ensemble.
Head of the Middle Atmosphere Research Division, Niels Larsen, email@example.com
Phone: (+45) 39157 414
Icepure project, Mette Marie-Louise Grage, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (+45) 39157 451