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Urban Regeneration and the Environment
Publisher: GB/NCAS/BADC > British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom  [contact email: BADC AT rl.ac.uk]  [web page]
Summary: The NERC URGENT thematic programme started in 1998 and will last for five years. It was set up to integrate urban ecological and environmental research across the geological, ecological, freshwater and atmospheric sciences. It works in partnership with city authorities, industry and regulatory bodies. Data from URGENT funded projects, that belong to Soil, Water, Ecology or Air Sciences, are archived at the most appropriate of the NERC data centres. In the case of Air projects, the data come to the BADC. There are 13 air projects within the URGENT programme. The largest of these is the PUMA consortium, which is the core of a group of five closely interrelated projects forming the PUMA consortia (PUMA = Pollution in Urban Midlands Atmospheres). Its geographical scope is the West Midlands County (UK) and Birmingham City but its aim is to provide general insights into urban atmospheric problems. The URGENT Air data are mainly in situ ground based measurements in urban and suburban areas but also include observations from aircraft, lab measurements and model results. Retrieved variables include atmospheric chemicals and aerosols, photolysis rates and meteorological parameters.
Related Link: data access via the GB/NCAS/BADC site
DIF metadata: Original DIF metadata
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