Integrated assessment of European air pollution emission control strategies

Schoepp W, Amann M, Cofala J, Heyes C, & Klimont Z (1999). Integrated assessment of European air pollution emission control strategies. Environmental Modelling & Software DOI:10.1016/S1364-8152(98)00034-6.

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Abstract

The RAINS (Regional Air Pollution Information and Simulation) model (Alcamo et al., 1990. The RAINS Model of Acidification. Science and Strategies in Europe. Kluwer, Dordrecht) was developed at IIASA as an integrated assessment tool to assist policy advisors in evaluating options for reducing acid rain. Such models help to build consistent frameworks for the analysis of abatement strategies. They combine scientific findings in the various fields relevant to strategy development (economy, technology, atmospheric and ecological sciences) with regional databases. The environmental impacts of alternative scenarios for emission reductions can then be assessed in a consistent manner (`scenario analysis'). This paper outlines the current stage in the development of an integrated assessment model for acidification and tropospheric ozone in Europe and explores the likely impacts of the currently agreed policy measures for controlling emissions on acidification and ground-level ozone.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated assessment; Interactive simulation; Environmental science; Computer software; Ozone; Acidification
Research Programs: Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Bibliographic Reference: Environmental Modeling & Software; 14(1):1-9 [1999]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:10
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 11:53
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5726

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