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PAGODA is a consortium focusing on the global dimensions of changes in the water cycle in the atmosphere, land, and oceans.

The overarching aim is:

to increase confidence in projections of the changing water cycle on global-to-regional scales through a process-based detection, attribution and prediction.

Click here for PAGODA's Science Highlights for the Users.

PAGODA brings together researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science - Climate division (NCAS-Climate), National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), University of Exeter, University of Edinburgh, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), Climate Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, Met Office, University of Michigan, Environment Canada and CSIRO.

PAGODA will last three years, starting on 1st January 2011. It is funded under the Changing Water Cycle programme, which is part of NERC's Living with Environmental Change programme. PAGODA will also benefit from the support of its project partners at the Met Office, University of Michigan, Environment Canada and CSIRO.

For further details of PAGODA, contact the lead Principal Investigator Pier Luigi Vidale (P.L.Vidale@reading.ac.uk) or scientific co-ordinator Emily Black (e.c.l.black@reading.ac.uk).


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