MERGE is organised around research areas that collectively underpin a cohesive interdisciplinary research environment.
The MERGE research areas are:
- Development, modelling and evaluation of climate-vegetation processes (RA1)
- Past variations in climate and vegetation (RA2)
- Vegetation, emissions and particles (RA3)
- Advanced statistics for model evaluation, simulation set-up and analysis (RA4)
MERGE research and relevance to climate change challenges
MERGE addresses issues with high relevance to society in face of the ongoing climate change. Among other things, MERGE highlights how vegetation responds to variations and changes in climate. It also search for answers on how emissions of biogenic volatile hydrocarbons from vegetation are affected by, and in their turn affect, the amount of particles and cloud formation in the atmosphere. This is an important part of the characterization and quantification of climate change and underpins mitigation and adaptation strategies.
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