Exposure coefficients in the EUCalculator

Wagner, F. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3429-2374, Borken-Kleefeld, J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5465-8559, Kiesewetter, G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9369-9812, Klimont, Z. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2630-198X, Schöpp, W. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5990-423X, & Amann, M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1963-0972 (2019). Exposure coefficients in the EUCalculator. 10.22022/AIR/08-2019.51.

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The exposure coefficients of the EUCalculator (EUC) are based on the GAINS model. The GAINS model methodology is described in (Amann et al., 2011). It is an integrated assessment model of air pollution, and features both an emissions model for various air pollutants (relevant here are primary PM2.5, SO2, NOx, NH3 and VOC), as well as a reduced-form atmospheric transfer model, which can be used to calculate annual average PM2.5 concentrations at the grid level or as a population-weighted mean at the national scale. For Europe, the atmospheric transfer matrices used for the concentration and exposure calculations were derived from the EMEP model. They have been used by GAINS and the EU Commission to design proposals for the National Emission Ceilings Directive in a series of assessments (Amann et al., 2012b; Rafaj et al., 2012; Oenema et al., 2012; Borken-Kleefeld and Ntziachristos, 2012; Cofala and Klimont, 2012; Amann et al., 2012a, 2012d, 2012c; Kiesewetter et al., 2013; Amann et al., 2013, 2014a; Kiesewetter and Amann, 2014; Amann et al., 2014b, 2014c) , as well as for designing a potential flexibility mechanism under the directive (Amann and Wagner, 2014).

Item Type: Data
Research Programs: Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2021 13:46
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 13:46
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17569

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