EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts
Vol. 20, EMS2023-615, 2023, updated on 06 Jul 2023
EMS Annual Meeting 2023
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Project FOCI - Non-CO2 Forcers and Their Climate, Weather, Air Quality, and Health Impacts

Tomas Halenka1 and Ranjeet S. Sokhi2
Tomas Halenka and Ranjeet S. Sokhi
  • 1Charles University, Fac. of Mathematics and Physics, Dept. of Atmospheric Physics, Prague, Czechia (tomas.halenka@mff.cuni.cz)
  • 2University of Hertfordshire, School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science; Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, Hartfield, United Kingdom

While overall global warming with the causes and global processes connected to well-mixed CO2, and its impacts on global to continental scales are well understood with a high level of confidence, there are knowledge gaps concerning the impact of many other non-CO2 radiative forcers leading to low confidence in the conclusions. This relates mainly to specific anthropogenic and natural precursor emissions of short-lived GHGs and aerosols and their precursors. The anthropogenic origin is connected to a large extent with the urban environment. These gaps and uncertainties also exist in their subsequent effects on atmospheric chemistry and climate, through direct emissions dependent on changes in e.g., agriculture production and technologies based on scenarios for future development as well as feedback of global warming on emissions, e.g., permafrost thaw.

The main goal of the EC Horizon Europe project FOCI is to assess the impact of key radiative forcers, where and how they arise, the processes of their impact on the climate system, to find and test an efficient implementation of these processes into global Earth System Models and into Regional Climate Models, eventually coupled with CTMs, and finally to use the tools developed to investigate mitigation and/or adaptation policies incorporated in selected scenarios of future development targeted at Europe and other regions of the world, with final emphasis to selected cities environment. We will develop new regionally tuned scenarios based on improved emissions to assess the effects of non-CO2 forcers. Mutual interactions of the results and climate services producers and other end-users will provide feedback for the specific scenarios optimization and potential application to support the decision-making, including climate policy. First preliminary outputs and strategies will be mentioned in addition to the general overview of the project.

How to cite: Halenka, T. and Sokhi, R. S.: Project FOCI - Non-CO2 Forcers and Their Climate, Weather, Air Quality, and Health Impacts, EMS Annual Meeting 2023, Bratislava, Slovakia, 4–8 Sep 2023, EMS2023-615, https://doi.org/10.5194/ems2023-615, 2023.