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 and transformation of atmospheric pollutants including acid substances, regional haze, Asian dust, biomass burning and atmospheric mercury in Asian region are very complicated, resulting in impact on regional environment and climate. Taiwan is also influenced by such impact in direct and indirect ways. Therefore, this proposed study Phase V (2015/8-2018/7) will continue legacy of the Phases I (2003/8-2006/7), II (2006/8-2009/7), III (2009/8-2012/7) and IV (2012/8-2015/7), and further to integrate ground-based measurements, remote sensing observation, climatic dynamic analysis, and model simulation in order to analyze the physiochemical processes during the long-range transport of above atmospheric pollutants, and further to assess their impact on regional climate. Besides, we will collaborate with USA Navy and NASA,s 7-SEAS (7 South East Asian Studies) for investigating the impact of biomass burning of Southeast Asia in order to study the impact of atmospheric pollutants and biomass burning of the South Asia. So far, we have conducted the 7-SEAS5 pre-studies: 2010 Dongsha Experiment, 2011-2012 Son La Campaigns in northern Vietnam, and 2013-2015 BASELInE for identifying the characteristics of biomass burning aerosol and pollution over source and receptor regions. Meanwhile, a special issue of Atmospheric Environment has published 28 papers. The Phase II (2013-2015) of 7-SEAS has been being carried out for studying the aerosol and cloud interactions. For Phase III (2016-2018) of 7-SEAS, we will help and participate the Network of Networks and Stations
Effective start/end date1/08/1631/07/17

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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