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Quantifying the Climate Impact of Global and European Transport Systems

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.

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Address

Linder Hoene
Koln

Germany

Administrative Contact

Robert SAUSEN (Professor)

Participants (40)

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ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE R.A.

Romania

AIRBUS FRANCE SAS

France

ASSOCIATION OF STATE ROAD TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS

India

CAMBRIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

CENTRAL AEROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY

Russia

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

CERFACS-CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CHINA ACADEMY OF TRANSPORTATION SCIENCES

China

CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING

Norway

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)

France

D.V. SKOBELTSYN INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS AT M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY

Russia

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark

DET NORSKE VERITAS AS

Norway

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTREPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY

Russia

HEAVENS-ABOVE GMBH

Germany

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

KOEZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET KOEZHASZNU TARSASAG

Hungary

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT (KNMI)

Netherlands

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

METEO-FRANCE

France

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES-ONERA

France

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM

Hungary

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

United States

THE REGENTSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

United States

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV

Belgium

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

China

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE

Czechia

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 3893

  • Start date

    1 March 2005

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 769 345

  • EU contribution

    € 8 388 172

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany