Trees and Urban atmospheric pollution: towards BIOMASP+


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Aud. Prof. Paulo Benevides Soares – IAG/USP (Rua do Matão, 1226 - Cidade Universitária)

O seminário do Departamento de Ciências Atmosféricas do IAG/USP terá como tema: "Trees and Urban atmospheric pollution: towards BIOMASP+", com apresentação da Dra. Agnès Borbon (Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique LaMP/CNRS/OPGC; Université Clermont Auvergne)

Resumo: Urban air pollution endangers human health and ecosystems. Despite anthropogenic emission control, ongoing climate change potentially reduces its effect by favoring biogenic Volatile Organic Compound  emissions, key precursors along with NOx of pollutants, namely tropospheric ozone and Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA). Yet, such a scenario is uncertain due the complexity of processes involved in biosphere-atmosphere interactions. This is the motivation of the BIOMASP+ project. BIOMASP+ stands for BIOgenic Emissions Chemistry and Impacts in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo (MASP). The São Paulo megacity (MASP) is emblematic of these threats and processes due to the coexistence of dense anthropogenic activities, urban tropical forests (Mata Atlantica) and strong photochemistry. My seminar will synthesize the scientific background of the interplay between atmospheric pollution and the biosphere and present the BIOMASP+ project by focusing on the on-going experimental efforts in MASP jointly realized by  Brazilian and French biologists, air chemists, physicists and meteorologists.


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