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Dynamic modelling of acidification processes - Phase II - AQ02503

Description
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The review of the Gothenburg Protocol requires quantification of the time scale of recovery from acidification. Dynamic models can provide such information. This project aims to improve, develop and apply the dynamic model MAGIC to freshwaters affected by acidification to predict the chemical response to changes in atmospheric emissions of acidifying pollutants. The work has also initiated and developed links to Integrated Assessment Models so that dynamic modelling can be used more effectively to inform policy on emission reduction, both on the UK and European scale. The work also contributes to and guides the advancement of dynamic modelling in Europe by leading a Joint Expert Group of the UN-ECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution.

Timescale and cost

From: 01/11/01
To: 31/10/04
Cost: £240,069

Contractor / Funded Organisations

Professor Alan Jenkins
CEH Wallingford
Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford,
Oxon OX10 8BB

Jinx@ceh.ac.uk

Dr R Ferrier
Macaulay Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen
Scotland AB15 8QJ

R.Ferrier@macaulay.ac.uk

Professor B J Cosby
Department of Geography
University of Reading
Whiteknights
Reading
Berks RG6 6AB


Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Dynamic Modelling of Acidification Processes - Phase II   (100k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2004

Cost: £240,069
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Keywords
Air quality monitoring              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality