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The National critical loads mapping programme - Phase IV - AQ02508

Description
Defra Science and Research

AQ02508
AQ 17/8/390
EPG 1/3/185

NATIONAL CRITICAL LOADS MAPPING PROGRAMME – PHASE IV

Description

The National Critical Loads Mapping Programme acts as the National Focal Centre (NFC) for Critical Loads related activities in the UK. The NFC is responsible for updating and maintaining national critical loads (acidity, nitrogen) data sets and maps and providing these data to the Coordination Centre for Effects (Netherlands) as required by the work plan of the UNECE CLRTAP Working Group on Effects. The NFC collaborates with Defra Umbrella projects (Terrestrial Umbrella, Critical Loads Acidity & Metals) in the further development of critical loads methods for the UK. The NFC provides information and advice to Defra and the devolved administrations on critical loads issues and ensures the methods used are transparent by means of comprehensive documentation on its web site (see below). Activities also include a formal assessment of uncertainties in critical loads data and methods.

Timescale and cost

From: 01/07/01
To: 30/06/04
Cost: £451,085

Contractor / Funded Organisations
Jane Hall
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 2LS.
jrha@ceh.ac.uk

Keywords
Critical loads, National Focal Centre.

Policy Subject Areas and Contacts
[Defra to complete]


Relevant websites:
UK National Focal Centre: http://critloads.ceh.ac.uk
Project Documents
• Final Report : The National Critical Loads Mapping Programme - Phase IV   (620k)
• Final Report - Annex : The National Critical Loads Mapping Programme - Phase IV   (577k)
• Final Report - Annex : The National Critical Loads Mapping Programme - Phase IV   (290k)
• Final Report - Annex : The National Critical Loads Mapping Programme - Phase IV   (100k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2004

Cost: £451,085
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Environment Research Institute, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural Environment Research Council
Keywords
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Pollution              
Fields of Study
Air Quality