Climate & Environmental Change (CLENCH)
Type of Structure: coordinated project
Regional Scope: national in the area: Switzerland / Europe
Parent Organisations: CCES
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2006 to present
Contact Address: no office contact defined

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General information and objectives

Using well coordinated experimental and modeling studies, CLENCH aims to answer the following question:
(1) How does climate and environmental change affect biodiversity and processes in the biosphere?
(2) How large are the feedbacks of the terrestrial biosphere on the production of GHG and aerosols, the Earth's energy budget, and hence on climate?
(3) How can a hierarchy of models – from the local subsoil to the global scale – be coupled and nested to improve the representation and the scaling of land-atmosphere interactions across spatial dimensions?
(4) What can we learn from past climate changes for future climates and their effect on the biosphere?
(5) How can we assess mitigation and adaptation options and technologies to fulfill Kyoto requirements and to slow-down climate change impacts on economies and societies?

CLENCH will build a common identity within the ETH Domain, based on existing expertise, using synergy among the institutions involved, resulting in a high visibility of this program, and enhancing the competitiveness of the ETH Domain to attract the best colleagues as well as the best students.

For further details, link to the CLENCH Home Page

Last update: 10/6/10
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2019)

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