The main scientific questions targeted in this FPS are:
(1) Can we fully characterize the Mediterranean aerosol past variability and future evolution at climate scales ? in particular using RCMs.
(2) Can we understand the role of the Mediterranean aerosols on the past regional climate variability ? including issues related to regional climate change attribution and aerosols representation in climate models (GCM, RCM).
(3) Can we determine the role of regionally-born aerosols in the Mediterranean future climate sensitivity ? in particular using RCMs as complementary approach to GCMs.
(4) What is the aerosol role in shaping the Mediterranean extreme events ? (e.g. heat waves, heavy precipitation events)