The project aims, on one hand, at improving the scientific understanding of the air pollution issues in the large cities in Asia. On the other hand, the project aims at initiating the training of Vietnamese scientists who could become key actors in the dialogues with decision makers and thus influence the policies, decisions and legislations that affect air pollution.The scientific goals of the project are 1) to examine air quality for large cities in Asia by developing and conducting high resolution regional scale simulations and 2) to investigate in a quantitative manner the contribution of the Indochina Peninsula, and of the Asian continent in changing the global atmospheric composition. Both experimental and modelling tools will be used during the project. A measurement campaign will be organised to allow the development of accurate high-resolution inventories for traffic emissions. Numerical simulations will be performed with a mesoscale and a global chemical transport model to account for the variety of spatial scales associated with the air pollution processes. Through these scientific activities, a strong collaboration will be established between EPFL and IER, which will permit to train students and scientists and to develop and extend the capacity of the participating Vietnamese institution.
Funding Sources / Donors:
Swiss Agency for Development Corporation (SDC)
Status of Project: Ongoing
Ongoing 2005 to 2007
Institute for Environment and Resources (IER), Vietnam
• Southeast Asia