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Quantifying the Climate Impact of Global and European Transport Systems

Objective

The main goal of QUANTIFY is to quantify the climate impact of global and European transport systems for the present situation and for several scenarios of future development. The climate impact of various transport modes (land surface, shipping, aviation) will be assessed, including those of long-lived greenhouse gases like CO2 and N2O, and in particular the effects of emissions of ozone precursors and particles, as well as of contrails and ship tracks. The project goal includes provision of forecasts and other policy-relevant advice, which will be supplied to governments and to international assessments of climate change and ozone depletion, such as the IPCC reports (Kyoto Protocol) and WMO-UNEP ozone assessments (Montreal Protocol). Using significantly improved transport emission inventories, better evaluated and hence more reliable models, these new forecasts in QUANTIFY will represent a considerable improvement of current predictions. Long time scales are involved in the transport system and its effects on climate: Some transportation modes have long development and in-service times; some emissions have long residence times and thermal inertia of the climate system protracts possible effects. Yet the impact of short-lived species depends on location and time of the emissions. So several transport scenarios and potential mitigation options need to be assessed on a sound common basis to identify the most effective combination of short and long-term measures and to inform policymakers and industry. We aim to provide such guidance by focused field measurements, exploitation of existing data, a range of numerical models, and new policy-relevant metrics of climate change. To achieve the goal, several advances in our fundamental understanding of atmospheric processes will be required such as the mechanisms by which pollutants are transported from exhaust into the free atmosphere, the impact of pollutants on clouds and the role of absorbing aerosols.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Address
Linder Hoene
Koln
Germany

Participants (40)

ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE R.A.
Romania
Address
Sos. Bucuresti-ploiesti 97
Bucuresti
AIRBUS FRANCE SAS
France
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
Toulouse
ASSOCIATION OF STATE ROAD TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS
India
Address
Pune Nasik Road
Pune
CAMBRIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Kings Parade 3
Cambridge
CENTRAL AEROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Russia
Address
Pervaomayskaya Str. 3
Dolgoprudny
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
CERFACS-CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42
Toulouse
CHINA ACADEMY OF TRANSPORTATION SCIENCES
China
Address
No.240 Huixinli, Chaoyang District
Beijing
CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 68
Oslo
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
France
Address
Batiment Le Ponant D - 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
D.V. SKOBELTSYN INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS AT M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Leninskie Gory
Moscow
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
Kobenhavn
DET NORSKE VERITAS AS
Norway
Address
Veritasveien 1
Hovik
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTREPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY
Russia
Address
Zhukovsky Str 1
Zhukovsky - Moscow Region
HEAVENS-ABOVE GMBH
Germany
Address
Eichenstraße 24C
Munich
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 81
Stockholm
KOEZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET KOEZHASZNU TARSASAG
Hungary
Address
Than Karoly U. 3-5
Budapest
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT (KNMI)
Netherlands
Address
Wilhelminalaan 10
De Bilt
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen
METEO-FRANCE
France
Address
1, Quay Branly
Paris
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada 6
Athina
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Blvd. Tzarigradsko Shose 66
Sofia
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES-ONERA
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc 29
Chatillon
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
Szeged
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
All Saints Building Oxford Road
Manchester
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
United States
Address
2300 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor
THE REGENTSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
United States
Address
Irvine
Irvine, Ca
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights House, Whiteknights
Reading
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Belgium
Address
Vital Decosterstraat 67A Bus 0001
Leuven
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
Beijing
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
Bremen
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 5-7
Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
Warszawa