Long-Range Transport of Asian Atmospheric Pollutants and Their Impact on Environment-Phase V;7-Seas Participation

Project Details


The physical and chemical processes of formation, emission, transport andtransformation of atmospheric pollutants including acid substances, regional haze, Asian dust,biomass burning and atmospheric mercury in Asian region are very complicated, resulting inimpact on regional environment and climate. Taiwan is also influenced by such impact indirect and indirect ways. Therefore, this proposed study Phase V (2015/8-2018/7) willcontinue legacy of the Phases I (2003/8-2006/7), II (2006/8-2009/7), III (2009/8-2012/7) andIV (2012/8-2015/7), and further to integrate ground-based measurements, remote sensingobservation, climatic dynamic analysis, and model simulation in order to analyze thephysiochemical processes during the long-range transport of above atmospheric pollutants,and further to assess their impact on regional climate. Besides, we will collaborate with USANavy and NASA’s 7-SEAS (7 South East Asian Studies) for investigating the impact ofbiomass burning of Southeast Asia in order to study the impact of atmospheric pollutants andbiomass burning of the South Asia. So far, we have conducted the 7-SEAS’ pre-studies: 2010Dongsha Experiment, 2011-2012 Son La Campaigns in northern Vietnam, and 2013-2015BASELInE for identifying the characteristics of biomass burning aerosol and pollution oversource and receptor regions. Meanwhile, the first special issue has published 28 papers on2013 October of Atmospheric Environment. The Phase II (2013-2015) of 7-SEAS has beenbeing carried out for studying the aerosol and cloud interactions. The second special issue haspublished 27 papers on 216 November of Aerosol and Air Quality Research. For Phase III(2016-2018) of 7-SEAS, we will help and participate the Network of Networks and Stations.Besides, we are planning the third special issue on JGR after the Phase III of 7-SEAS.
Effective start/end date1/08/1731/07/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Acid substances
  • regional haze
  • Asian dust
  • biomass burning
  • atmospheric mercury
  • long-range transport
  • 7-SEAS


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