The contribution from shipping emissions to air quality and acid deposition in Europe

Derwent R, Stevenson DS, Doherty R, Collins W, Sanderson M, Johnson C, Cofala J, Mechler R, et al. (2005). The contribution from shipping emissions to air quality and acid deposition in Europe. Ambio 34 (1): 54-59. DOI:10.1579/0044-7447-34.1.54.

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Abstract

A global three-dimensional Lagrangian chemistry-transport model STOCHEM is used to describe the European regional acid deposition and ozone air quality impacts along the Atlantic Ocean seaboard of Europe, from the SO2, NOx, VOCs and CO emissions from international shipping under conditions appropriate to the year 2000. Model-derived total sulfur deposition from international shipping reaches over 200 mg S m-2 yr-1 over the southwestern approaches to the British Isles and Brittany. The contribution from international shipping to surface ozone concentrations during the summertime, peaks at about 6 ppb over Ireland, Brittany and Portugal. Shipping emissions act as an external influence on acid deposition and ozone air quality within Europe and may require control actions in the future if strict deposition and air quality targets are to be met.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Risk, Modeling and Society (RMS)
Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Bibliographic Reference: Ambio; 34(1):54-59 (February 2005)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:17
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 10:38
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7541

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