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Brazil-UK Network for Investigation of Amazonian Atmospheric Composition and Impacts on Climate

Grant number: 10/52658-1
Support type:Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants
Duration: August 01, 2011 - July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Cooperation agreement: NERC, UKRI
Principal researcher:Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto
Grantee:Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto
Principal researcher abroad: Gordon McFiggans
Institution abroad: University of Manchester, England
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The BUNIAACIC collaboration aims to develop a coherent strategy for UK studies of atmospheric composition and impacts in the Amazon. A network of Brazilian and UK atmospheric researchers will be established to scope potential collaborative opportunities by exploiting and extending the infrastructural framework of the FAPESP AEROCLlMA Thematic Grant. An early secondment of CAS staff to São Paulo followed by a broad kick-oft workshop will be used to initiate the scoping study. Potential UK activities at various stages of development will be drawn into a broader strategy of International collaboration and opportunities for further consortium scale activities will be developed. A UK office for collaboration on Amazonian atmospheric research will be established at the University of Manchester. The long-term particulate monitoring programme within AEROCLlMA will be expanded to include online aerosol composition measurements at the pristine rainforest site. Secondment of São Paulo staff to CAS will ensure adequate training is provided in the operation of the instrumentation, data analysis and quality control. A pump-priming pilot scale intensive deployment of the CAS container laboratory with additional particulate measurement instrumentation will be used to i) validate the long-term measurements; ii) quantitatively interpret the impacts of aerosol composition on physical properties of climate relevance in the context of the long-term variability; iii) act as a focal measurement suite around which a broader consortium-scale activity can be developed. A strategy for the medium and longer term collaborative efforts will be developed based on the initial scoping study and consultation throughout the UK research community. This strategy will be consolidated into a White Paper outlining the Brazil-UK collaborative opportunities and recommended participation of UK groups in Amazonian atmospheric research. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CHEN, Q.; FARMER, D. K.; RIZZO, L. V.; PAULIQUEVIS, T.; KUWATA, M.; KARL, T. G.; GUENTHER, A.; ALLAN, J. D.; COE, H.; ANDREAE, M. O.; POESCHL, U.; JIMENEZ, J. L.; ARTAXO, P.; MARTIN, S. T. Submicron particle mass concentrations and sources in the Amazonian wet season (AMAZE-08). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, v. 15, n. 7, p. 3687-3701, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 52.
ARANA, ANDREA; LOUREIRO, ANA L.; BARBOSA, HENRIQUE M. J.; VAN GRIEKEN, RENE; ARTAXO, PAULO. Optimized energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis of atmospheric aerosols collected at pristine and perturbed Amazon Basin sites. X-RAY SPECTROMETRY, v. 43, n. 4, p. 228-237, JUL-AUG 2014. Web of Science Citations: 7.
CIRINO, G. G.; SOUZA, R. A. F.; ADAMS, D. K.; ARTAXO, P. The effect of atmospheric aerosol particles and clouds on net ecosystem exchange in the Amazon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, v. 14, n. 13, p. 6523-6543, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 30.
ARTAXO, PAULO; RIZZO, LUCIANA V.; BRITO, JOEL F.; BARBOSA, HENRIQUE M. J.; ARANA, ANDREA; SENA, ELISA T.; CIRINO, GLAUBER G.; BASTOS, WANDERLEI; MARTIN, SCOT T.; ANDREAE, MEINRAT O. Atmospheric aerosols in Amazonia and land use change: from natural biogenic to biomass burning conditions. FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, v. 165, p. 203-235, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 82.

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