MEGAPOLI
(Megacities: Emissions, urban, regional and Global Atmospheric POLlution and climate effects, and Integrated tools for assessment and mitigation)

Objective: MEGAPOLI aims to bridge the spatial and temporal scales that connect local emissions, air quality and weather with global atmospheric chemistry, in order to investigate the interactions among megacities, air quality and climate.

LHTEE Contribution: LHTEE leads a workpackage focusing on the multiscale physical processes involved in the dispersion, transport and removal processes of pollutants at all scales, including source apportionment methods to quantify the individual contributions of emission sources and subsequently identify exposure patterns. LHTEE is also actively involved in other tasks, including the developnent of sub-grid parameterisations of physical processes in the urban Atmospheric Boundary Layer and the description and quantification of the interaction between megacity air quality and meteorology.

Funded by: EC, 2008-2011


Major Partners:
The MEGAPOLI consortium consists of 23 full partners from 11 European countries, 12 international research non-funded partners from USA, Canada, Mexico, India, Chile and Thailand, and 9 end users/stakeholders. The key research groups are distributed across many parts of Europe and are presented in the following list.

Partner Number

Name

Country

1 (coord.)

Danish Meteorological Institute

Denmark

2 (co-coord.)

Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, University of Patras

Greece

3 (co-coord.)

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Germany

4

ARIANET Consulting (SME)

Italy

5

Aristotle University Thessaloniki

Greece

6

Centre National de Recherche Scientifique

France

6.1

Laboratoire Inter-universitaire des Systémes Atmosphériques

France

6.2

Laboratoire des Science du Climat et de l’Environnement

France

6.3

Laboratoire de Méteorologique et de Physique

France

6.4

Groupe d'étude de l'Atmosphère Météorologique

France

6.5

Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Géophysique de l’Environnement)

France

7

Finnish Meteorological Institute

Finland

8

Joint Research Center, Ispra

Italy

9

International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Italy

10

King's College London

UK

11

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

Norway

12

Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Norway

13

Paul Scherrer Institute

Switzerland

14

TNO-Built Environment and Geosciences

The Netherlands

15

UK MetOffice

UK

16

University of Hamburg

Germany

17

University of Helsinki

Finland

18

University of Hertfordshire – Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research

UK

19

University of Stuttgart

Germany

20

World Meteorological Organization

Switzerland (International)

21

Charles University, Prague

Czech Republic

22

Institute of Tropospheric Research

Germany

23

Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge

UK