National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


FY 1990

Planning for chemical air-sea exchange research

Huebert, B.J., T.S. Bates, A. Bandy, S. Larsen, and R.A. Duce

Eos Trans. AGU, 71(35), 1051–1057, doi: 10.1029/EO071i035p01051-02 (1990)

The International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Programme has been created in response to growing international concern about rapid atmospheric chemical changes and their impact on mankind. This program, while emphasizing atmospheric composition and chemistry, recognizes that the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land, and biota form an interacting system that collectively determine the global environment and its susceptibility to change. The IGAC Programme is intended to be a vital contributor to the broader interdisciplinary program of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP), providing the important atmospheric chemistry component and recognizing its linkages with the biosphere and human activities. The IGAC Programme is building on existing national programs by providing the international cooperation whereby essential scientific endeavors can be accomplished, even though they involve large demands for man power, technology, geographic coverage, or monetary resources beyond the capability of a single nation.

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