Environmental change is one of the most important global issues facing society. Air quality, ozone depletion, and climate change are all issues that receive considerable exposure in the social and political arena. The potential impact of atmospheric change on the economy and health of Canadians is dramatic. Scientific research into the causes, consequences, and mitigation of such changes is essential for informed policy-making.
The overall goal of our research at the University of Toronto Atmospheric Observatory is to investigate atmospheric change. TAO is ideally located for long-term studies of the urban atmosphere at mid-latitudes, and is able to support a range of research activities in atmospheric science. The primary scientific objectives of our work at TAO are: