Progress in the EUROMOD project (RIVM no. 461501) is reported. The EUROMOD project aims at the realization of a computer model that may support international negotiations concerning Europe's environment.
Nitrogen pollution on the local and regional scale: the present state of knowledge and research needs
Concerns the results of a feasibility study on the realisation of a nitrogen research programme for the local scale. This study, initiated by the Ministries of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment (VROM) and of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries (LNV), was...
Within the framework of the Dutch Priority Program on Acidification, 10 years of research was conducted at the Douglas fir Speulder forest. The aim of the combined research was to determine the exposure and loads of acidifying and eutrophying pollutants, as well as their...
Mapping of exceedances of ozone critical levels for crops and forests in the Netherlands, preliminary results
Within the framework of the UN-ECE convention for long-range transport of air pollution critical levels of ozone of forests and crops have been determined.
The quality of environmental monitoring and forecasting on a European scale is influenced significantly by the accuracy of land use and land cover data. Due to an urgent need for a geo-referenced European Land Use (ELU) database the National Institute of Public Health and the...
Data Management in support of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Modelling at RIVM (Including the 1995 Catalogue of International Data Sets)
This report describes how global and regional data sets are managed within RIVM in relation to UNEP's Global Environmental Outlook and other environmental assessment and global change studies.
The NO2 photodissociation rate, j(NO2), plays a key role in atmospheric chemistry. It is one of the most sensitive parameters in atmospheric photochemical transport models. In transport models estimates of the photolysis rates are generally based on radiation transfer (sub-)...
The RIVM trajectory model, described in this report, enables calculation of a backward or forward trajectory. These trajectories are used to "follow" previous released air pollution in a backward mode or to "find" the origin of air pollution in a forward mode.
SusClime: a simulation game on population and development in a resource- and climate-constrained two-country world
In this paper we introduce simulation-gaming as a tool to explore long-term futures.
The present aim of the Coordination Center for Effects (CCE) is to give scientific and technical support to the development of the critical loads and level methodology, in collaboration with the Programme Centres under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.