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Modelling tropospheric ozone 2009 onwards - AQ0722

The aim of this contract is to maintain models that have been developed and used to quantify atmospheric concentrations of ozone at 10x10 km resolution across the UK and to understand the contributions made by different emission sources both in the UK and across the rest of Europe. The project uses these models to predict future concentrations of ozone and allow assessments of how concentrations respond to changes in precursor emissions. The results will be used to inform policy makers in the development of policies on precursor emission control and to evaluate their effects on UK ambient ozone concentrations including compliance with the EU Air Quality Directive. The models will be used to assess the effects of alternative emission reduction scenarios on UK ambient ozone concentrations in 2020 and other years as part of the review of the EU Air Quality Directive and National Emissions Ceiling Directive.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2015

Cost: £380,742
Contractor / Funded Organisations
A E A Technology plc (AEA)
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality