Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere & Forest (LEAF) Centre

BORNET-Eurasia

The Eurasian Boreal region is warming more than twice as fast as the average for the whole planet, making it vital to identify and understand the interactions between the land, atmosphere and climate here.

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Much of the climate warming at high northern latitudes is driven by short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as black carbon and ozone. However, there are very few observations of SLCPs over the Eurasian Boreal region, making it difficult to fully understand their behaviour in the atmosphere.

The Eurasian Boreal Network for land-atmosphere-climate interactions (BORNET-Eurasia), led by Dr Steve Arnold and Dr Dominick Spracklen from the School of Earth and Environment, aims to build capacity for a new joint research programme between European and Russian scientists.

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This new collaboration will allow the exploitation of existing observational datasets and global model simulations in order to identify future research priorities.

The BORNET-Eurasia scientists will be working in close collaboration with the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX), a multidisciplinary climate change, air quality, environment and research infrastructure program focused on the arctic and boreal regions.