The S P A R C Initiatives
To date the SPARC project has taken initiatives (set up working groups, organised workshops, or written review articles or reports) on the following themes:
The WCRP has also asked the SPARC project to help define the solar radiance forcing to be used in climate models, an activity to be carried out jointly with the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). It is also envisaged, to work with the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project and the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) UV-B Monitoring and Modelling initiative, to improve knowledge of the penetration of UV radiation in the lower stratosphere and troposphere.
Last update : April 5, 2002