Impact of Black Carbon in South East Asia


Responsible : Xavier Mari - M.I.O

Participant : BUI Van Vuong (PhD ARTS-IRD). Historical deposition flux of Black Carbon and co-pollutants in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Partner institutions : IRD, USTH, IMER



  • to determine the impact of Black Carbon on the biological carbon pump and its feedback on atmospheric CO2 concentration,
  • to determine the impact of Black Carbon on the transfer of contaminants to the marine food web,
  • to improve Black Carbon emissions inventories in South East Asia and determine ocean input, by establishing a regional monitoring network for measuring concentrations and characteristics of Black Carbon in the atmospheric, riverine and marine compartments,
  • to develop an atmosphere / ocean modeling framework describing the climate, biogeochemical and health impacts of Black carbon.


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