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By Joseph M. Alcamo (auth.), C. De Wispelaere, Francis A. Schiermeier, Noor V. Gillani (eds.)

In 1969 the North Atlantic Treaty association (NATO) validated the Committee on demanding situations of recent Society (CCMS). the topic of pollution was once from the beginning one of many precedence difficulties less than research in the framework of varied pilot stories undertaken by way of this Committee. The association of a every year convention facing pollution modeling and its software has develop into one of many major actions in the pilot examine in relation to pollution. The overseas convention was once equipped for the 1st 5 years by means of the us and for the second one 5 years through the Federal Republic of Germany. Belgium, represented by way of the major Minister's workplace for technology coverage, grew to become liable in 1980 for organizing the 3rd 5 years of the once a year convention. This quantity includes the papers provided on the fifteenth NATO/CCMS foreign Technical assembly (ITM) on pollution Modeling and Its program, held in St. Louis, Missouri, from the fifteenth to nineteenth April 1985. This ITM was once together geared up through the best Minister's place of work for technological know-how coverage, Belgium (Pilot Country); by means of the Environmental safeguard organization, Atmospheric Sciences learn Laboratory, usa (Host Country); and by means of Washington collage, Mechanical Engineering division (Host Organization).

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Control strategies designed to achieve reductions in total (2) deposition are more sensitive than those designed to achieve a similar percentage reduction in wet deposition. This may be primarily a reflection of the greater emission reductions required in the former cases. (3) Costs of control are more sensitive than emission reductions, especially at high values of deposition reduction. This is due to the rapidly increasing marginal cost of control. (4) Strategies designed to achieve an absolute level of wet deposition, such as 20 kg/ha-yr, are considerably more sensitive to meteorological variability than those designed to achieve a specified percentage reduction in wet deposition.

3M tonnes, or 2M - 4M tonnes, which probably corresponds to less than a 20% - 40% reduction in wet sulfate deposition in the Adirondacks sensitive area because of nonlinearities, then the reduction is in the marginally detectable range. The two conclusions that appear most pertinent to the overall analysis are as follows: (1) the percent reductions in summer season wet sulfate depositions will probably be smaller in the Adirondacks sensitive area than the percent reductions in S02 emissions; and (2) if the combined effect of all the assumptions is to reduce the cumulative-multiplicative percent effectiveness, to 30% or less, then the reduction in summer season wet sulfate deposition in the Adirondack sensitive area will probably be marginally detectable.

We can estimate the future emission patterns that would result from the implementation of a given control strategy, but efforts to predict what effect these emission patterns would have on future deposition levels are hampered by uncertainty about future' transport and deposition climatology. This problem has been set aside in most previous work by using a single past year of meteorological data as a surrogate for all future years. This meant that we could estimate the amount of deposition that would occur at a particular location as a result of a particular control strategy, and indeed we could design an emission reduction strategy to achieve a desired amount of deposition, but we could not predict how that level of deposition might fluctuate from year to year as a result of natural climatological variation.

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