FREETEX (part of TROTREP): The Free troposphere experiment

Updated 2003-06-24

The goals of this experiment are to map out the chemical changes in the free troposphere as the atmosphere transitions from winter to spring. It is hoped to begin to understand the chemical conditions that influence the lifetime of ozone and understand more about the productivity of this region of the atmosphere with respect to the in-situ production of ozone. How the free troposphere responds to changing levels of pollution could be critical to the development of future abatement strategies.

Time frame

Project time span
2001 - 2001
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Paul S. Monks
University of Leicester Department of Chemistry University Road Leicester LE1 7RH United Kingdom
+44 (0) 116 252 2141
+44 (0) 116 252 3789
Other project contacts
European Commission, Research DG, 5th Framework Programme on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development.

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Climate change effects

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

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