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Improving European Scale Assessment of Ozone damage to vegetation - AQ0835

With funding from Defra and other sources the University of York has developed the DOSE model of the stomatal impact of troposheric ozone concentrations on vegetation, including forestry crops and wild species. European scale modelling of the impacts of air pollution on vegetation under the UNECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution are carried out using the 'EMEP' dispersion model.

The EMEP model code has to date not addressed the impacts of tropospheric ozone on vegetation adequately. This matters both because of the significance of the loss mechanism to vegetation to the modelled concentration field and because of the inadequate representation of damage and carbon sequestration. This project is to incoporate the code of the DOSE model into the EMEP model code to allow more adequate modelling of ozone impacts and concentration fields.
The objective of the project is to have the DOSE code linked to the EMEP model and operating.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : AQ0835 Final report - Improving European scale assessment of ozone damage to vegetation   (469k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2014

Cost: £10,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of York
Air Pollution              
Fields of Study
Air Quality