Assessment and economic valuation of air pollution impacts on human health over Europe and the United States as calculated by a multi-model ensemble in the framework of AQMEII3


Im U., Brandt J., Geels C., Hansen K. M. , Christensen J. H. , Andersen M. S. , ...More

ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.18, no.8, pp.5967-5989, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/acp-18-5967-2018
  • Title of Journal : ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.5967-5989

Abstract

The impact of air pollution on human health and the associated external costs in Europe and the United States (US) for the year 2010 are modeled by a multi-model ensemble of regional models in the frame of the third phase of the Air Quality Modelling Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII3). The modeled surface concentrations of O-3, CO, SO2 and PM2.5 are used as input to the Economic Valuation of Air Pollution (EVA) system to calculate the resulting health impacts and the associated external costs from each individual model. Along with a base case simulation, additional runs were performed introducing 20% anthropogenic emission reductions both globally and regionally in Europe, North America and east Asia, as defined by the second phase of the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (TF-HTAP2).