Climate Change and Air Quality Research Program

By making the best combined use of the earth observation data at ground-based, ship-based, aircraft, and satellite platforms, we will establish an operational system to estimate GHGs (greenhouse gases) emissions and uptake on a global scale, develop a new methodology to estimate GHG and SLCFs (short-lived climate forcers) emissions on the national and city scales, and by using the latest emission estimates and evaluations, we will improve the accuracy of the hindcast and forecast of the changes and variability of climate and air quality by the state-of-art modeling.

Overall, we will provide the scientific basis that is necessary to make policy decisions to achieve the long-term goal of the global stabilization of climate and air quality.