Week 3 – Large scale changes – Ozone and GHGs

A look at GHGs and climate change, ozone and CFCs, and other types of in situ measurements including high altitude balloons and commercial aircraft

Topic 3a - Part 1: GHGs and climate change – how the data helps us understand the past and the future

This topic looks at how we monitor and model greenhouse gases, which is pivotal in the monitoring and management of climate change.

Topic 3a - Part 2: Stratospheric ozone and CFCs – Detailed insights from satellite data and models

This topic looks at the role of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and ozone concentrations over Antarctica.

Topic 3b - Methane models and measurements

Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere and measurements of its atmospheric concentration are vital to the monitoring of climate change.

Topic 3c - Part 1: High altitude balloon measurements - Overview

In this topic Philippe Cocquerez will introduce you to high altitude balloon measurements of the atmosphere.

Topic 3c - Part 2: High altitude balloon measurements - In more depth

In this topic Frederic Thoumieux looks at high altitude balloon measurements in more depth.

Topic 3d - Part 1: Measurements from aircraft - overview of IAGOS

This topic looks at how commercial aircraft can be utilised for monitoring the atmosphere.

Topic 3d - Part 2: Measurements from aircraft - data examples from IAGOS

Further detail about data acquired by the IAGOS programme, with Hannah Clark.

Topic 3e - The Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol – an exemplar for international policy

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer is a Multilateral Environmental Agreement that was agreed upon at the Vienna Conference of 1985 and entered into force in 1988.

Topic 3f - GHG monitoring and identifying sources

When studying carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere it is important to know where it is now, but it is also vital to know the sources and sinks in order to understand processes that control the amount of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

Week 3 Interactive exercise and test

Week 3 end of week exercise and test