Global anthropogenic particle number emissions and their size distributions

Paasonen P, Kupiainen K, Klimont Z, Visschedijk A, Denier van der Gon H, & Amann M (2015). Global anthropogenic particle number emissions and their size distributions. In: Proceedings, 4th International Workshop on Uncertainty in Atmospheric Emissions, 7-9 October 2015, Krakow, Poland. pp. 111-116 Warsaw, Poland: Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. ISBN 83-894-7557-X

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Abstract

Aerosol particle number concentrations and size distributions affect our climate by determining the formation of cloud droplets and thus altering the cloud reflective properties. The aerosol-cloud interactions are one of the main uncertainties in estimating the future climate change. One of the weaknesses in current climate modelling is the description of number emissions and size distributions of particles. Here, we present the first global results of implementing particle number emission factors to GAINS emission scenario model and discuss the related uncertainties. The uncertainties for different source sectors vary significantly, causing a steep difference in total uncertainties in different parts of the world. The reason for these uncertainties is the scarcity of data on particle number size distributions for certain sources. The implemented particle number emission factors, however, are expected to be a significant improvement over previously applied particle number emissions estimates in climate modelling.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4th International Workshop on Uncertainty in Atmospheric Emissions
Research Programs: Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 19:22
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 10:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11954

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