BIRA-IASB studies the Earth’s stratosphere by looking at long-term changes in stratospheric ozone and the evolution of greenhouse gases.
These important constituents will be measured by the ALTIUS satellite mission, an innovative design created by BIRA-IASB scientists.
BIRA-IASB also focuses on related key parameters like:
- volcanic aerosols
- polar stratospheric clouds
- halogenated compounds
The development of the BASCOE model and data assimilation system has brought to BIRA-IASB a strong competence in the modeling of chemical composition in the stratosphere and its quantitative comparison with satellite and ground-based observations.