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Spatial distribution of emissions to air - the SPREAD model

Abstract

The National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Aarhus University, completes the annual national emission inventories for greenhouse gases and air pollutants according to Denmark's obligations under international conventions, e.g. the climate convention, UNFCCC and the convention on long-range transboundary air pollution, CLRTAP. NERI has developed a model to distribute emissions from the national emission inventories on a 1x1 km grid covering the Danish land and sea territory. The new spatial high resolution distribution model for emissions to air (SPREAD) has been developed according to the requirements for reporting of gridded emissions to CLRTAP. Spatial emission data is e.g. used as input for air quality modelling, which again serves as input for assessment and evaluation of health effects. For these purposes distributions with higher spatial resolution have been requested. Previously, a distribution on the 17x17 km EMEP grid has been set up and used in research projects combined with detailed distributions for a few sectors or sub-sectors e.g. a distribution for emissions from road traffic on 1x1 km resolution. SPREAD is developed to generate improved spatial emission data for e.g. air quality modelling in exposure studies. SPREAD includes emission distributions for each sector in the Danish inventory system; stationary combustion, mobile sources,  More>>
Publication Date:
Apr 15, 2011
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NERI-TR-823
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 61 refs.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; GREENHOUSE GASES; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; DENMARK; POLLUTION SOURCES; SECTORAL ANALYSIS
OSTI ID:
1013764
Research Organizations:
Aarhus Univ.. National Environmental Research Institute, Dept. of Policy Analysis, Roskile (Denmark)
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-87-7073-221-1; TRN: DK1101082
Availability:
Also available at http://www.risoe.dtu.dk/rispubl/NEI/NERI-TR-823.pdf; OSTI as DE01013764
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
76 p. pages
Announcement Date:
May 20, 2011

Citation Formats

Plejdrup, M S, and Gyldenkaerne, S. Spatial distribution of emissions to air - the SPREAD model. Denmark: N. p., 2011. Web.
Plejdrup, M S, & Gyldenkaerne, S. Spatial distribution of emissions to air - the SPREAD model. Denmark.
Plejdrup, M S, and Gyldenkaerne, S. 2011. "Spatial distribution of emissions to air - the SPREAD model." Denmark.
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title = {Spatial distribution of emissions to air - the SPREAD model}
author = {Plejdrup, M S, and Gyldenkaerne, S}
abstractNote = {The National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Aarhus University, completes the annual national emission inventories for greenhouse gases and air pollutants according to Denmark's obligations under international conventions, e.g. the climate convention, UNFCCC and the convention on long-range transboundary air pollution, CLRTAP. NERI has developed a model to distribute emissions from the national emission inventories on a 1x1 km grid covering the Danish land and sea territory. The new spatial high resolution distribution model for emissions to air (SPREAD) has been developed according to the requirements for reporting of gridded emissions to CLRTAP. Spatial emission data is e.g. used as input for air quality modelling, which again serves as input for assessment and evaluation of health effects. For these purposes distributions with higher spatial resolution have been requested. Previously, a distribution on the 17x17 km EMEP grid has been set up and used in research projects combined with detailed distributions for a few sectors or sub-sectors e.g. a distribution for emissions from road traffic on 1x1 km resolution. SPREAD is developed to generate improved spatial emission data for e.g. air quality modelling in exposure studies. SPREAD includes emission distributions for each sector in the Danish inventory system; stationary combustion, mobile sources, fugitive emissions from fuels, industrial processes, solvents and other product use, agriculture and waste. This model enables generation of distributions for single sectors and for a number of sub-sectors and single sources as well. This report documents the methodologies in this first version of SPREAD and presents selected results. Further, a number of potential improvements for later versions of SPREAD are addressed and discussed. (Author)}
place = {Denmark}
year = {2011}
month = {Apr}
}