Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation
Investigating springtime transport of anthropogenic pollution and the composition of air masses along the Pacific coast of North America
Where: California and the eastern Pacific coastal region
When: April - May 2002
What: The focus of NOAA's field study includes aircraft research flights aboard the NOAA WP-3D, extensive ground-based measurements at Trinidad Head, California, and collaborated efforts with two other research projects, PHOBEA-2 and PEACE-B.
Who: Investigators in this project include about 150 researchers from 33 university, industry, and governmental agency laboratories. Participating institutions include Georgia Tech and University of Colorado CIRES.
The Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation (ITCT) project is a major research activity of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) program that directly addresses the tropospheric chemistry and transport of ozone, fine particles and other chemically active greenhouse-compounds. This activity is aimed at understanding the long-range transport of ozone and aerosols and the impact that this intercontinental transport has on regional climate and air-quality.