PAris region urbaN Atmospheric observations and models for Multidisciplinary rEsearch

PANAME project overview

Air quality, urban weather and climate. The PANAME initiative (“PAris region urbaN Atmospheric observations and models for Multidisciplinary rEsearch”) is a coordination effort involving several ongoing multidisciplinary research projects that aim to better understand atmospheric sources and chemical processes, as well as interactions between the structure of the city and processes in the atmospheric boundary layer of the urban environment of the Paris region. Anthropogenic and biogenic emissions, land use and city structures, the many interactions and feedbacks between processes, all have impacts on air quality, the climate in the city, meteorological phenomena, and therefore the exposure of inhabitants to these sometimes-extreme conditions (pollution, heat waves, storms, precipitation).

Multi-project synergies. This multi-project context motivates the pooling of resources and a coordinated strategy for the organization of all the Summer-2022 experimental campaigns during which numerous observation and numerical simulation systems in the environment will be implemented for the study the chemical composition of the troposphere, meteorological conditions and associated atmospheric processes. This context also allows joint work to design a network of measurements in the urban environment concerning the urban climate, greenhouse gases, certain gaseous and particulate reactive compounds, the dynamics of the atmosphere and clouds, with the aim to operate for at least two years, until the horizon of the 2024 Olympic Games.

PANAME proposes an overview of scientific questions, a description of projects contributing to PANAME, a presentation of super sites hosting long-term and campaign measurements, contributing distributed networks, satellite measurements exploited, innovative modelling activities, a comprehensive data catalog, as well as a data visualization environment.