Structure of the RAINS 7.0 Energy and Emissions Database

Bertok I, Cofala J, Klimont Z, Schoepp W, & Amann M (1993). Structure of the RAINS 7.0 Energy and Emissions Database. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-93-067

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Abstract

The Regional Acidification Information and Simulation (RAINS) model has been developed as a tool to assess alternative strategies for reducing acid deposition. In the last years the model has been implemented for Europe, and it has been used to support international negotiations within the framework of the UN/ECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.

Only recently, acidification has been recognized as a potential problem also for the rapidly growing economies in South-East Asia. To explore this potential threat and to design countermeasures at an early stage the RAINS model is now being implemented also for this region. Consequently, data base structures and software have been revised to make the RAINS model a universal tool applicable to any region in the world, provided sufficient data are available.

This paper gives a detailed description of the revised data base structure of the energy and emissions module of the new model version (RAINS 7.0) and provides data collection tables to facilitate the preparation of model input data.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:02
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 07:21
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3747

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