project is the first to experimentally study the effects of the Indian Ocean region's persistent urban pollution on climate, rather than relying on theoretical models of the influence of aerosols, says Coakley.
"INDOEX scientists will document the chemical and physical properties of natural and human-produced atmospheric aerosols and use these observations to study and model the complex interactions among aerosols, clouds and climate," says Jay Fein, program director in NSF's division of atmospheric sciences, which funds INDOEX.
The scientists chose the Indian Ocean region as the site for INDOEX because the Indian subcontinent and surrounding nations are rich sources for many kinds of aerosols, including those produced from industrial and auto emissions, biomass burning and soil dust.
Most of these studies have been part of INDOEX and focused upon the aerosol optical depth (AOD) or the monsoon circulations.
Rodhe, "Wet scavenging of sulfur compounds and other constituents during the Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX)," Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, vol.
Pillai, "Aerosol optical depths over peninsular India and adjoining oceans during the INDOEX campaigns: spatial, temporal, and spectral characteristics," Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, vol.
Joseph Prospero a professor of marine and atmospheric chemistry at the University of Miami and an INDOEX
The illustration of the scientific capabilities of PBL balloons relies on several field campaigns, including INDOEX and VASCO in the Indian Ocean, AMMA in Africa, and TRAQA, HyMeX, and ChArMEx in the Mediterranean.
To avoid this limitation, use of the Argos system was implemented for INDOEX (Ethe et al.
The reader will find the INDOEX flight durations in Fig.
McFarquhar, 2001: Microphysics of INDOEX clean and polluted trade cumulus clouds.
Bates, 2005: Regional aerosol properties: Comparisons of boundary layer measurements from ACE 1, ACE 2, Aerosols99, INDOEX, ACE Asia, TARFOX, and NEAQS.