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Proceedings of an international conference on Transport, Atmosphere and Climate (TAC)

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The "International Conference on Transport, Atmosphere and Climate (TAC)" held in Oxford (United Kingdom), 2006, was organised with the objective of updating our knowledge on the atmospheric impacts of transport, three years after the "European Conference on Aviation, Atmosphere and Climate (AAC)" in Friedrichshafen (Lake Constance, Germany).
While the AAC conference concentrated on aviation, the scope was widened to include all modes of transport in order to allow a equitable comparison of the impacts on the atmospheric composition and on climate. In particular, the conference covered the following topics:
- engine emissions (gaseous and particulate),
- emission scenarios and emission data bases,
- near field and plume processes, effective emissions,
- impact on the chemical composition of the atmosphere,
- impact on aerosols,
- contrails, contrail cirrus, ship tracks,
- indirect cloud effects (e.g., aerosol-cloud interaction),
- radiative forcing,
- impact on climate,
- metrics for measuring climate change and damage,
- mitigation of transport impacts by technological means, i.e., environmental impacts of modifications to vehicles and engines (e.g., low NOx engines, alternative fuels),
- mitigation of impacts by operational means (e.g., air traffic management, environmentally friendly flight and ship routing).

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Authors: SAUSEN R, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);BLUM A, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);LEE D S, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);BRUNING C (Editors), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22428 EN (2007), 320 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-22428-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-04583-0
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