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Modélisation des effets régionaux du changement climatique sur la qualité de l'air

Abstract : The life cycle of pollutants is affected by chemical as well as meteorological factors, such as wind, temperature, precipitation, solar radiation. Therefore, climatic changes induced by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases may be expected to have significant effects on air quality. Because of the spatial variability of the pollutant emissions and climate-change signals, these effects are particularly relevant at the regional to local scales. This paper first briefly reviews modelling tools and methodologies used to study regional climate-change impacts on air quality. Patterns of regional precipitation, temperature, and sea-level changes emerging from the latest set of general circulation model projections are then discussed. Finally, the specific case of climate-change effects on summer ozone concentrations over Europe is presented to illustrate the potential impacts of climate change on pollutant amounts. It is concluded that climate change is an important factor that needs to be taken into account when designing future pollution-reduction policies.
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Filippo Giorgi, Frédérik Meleux. Modélisation des effets régionaux du changement climatique sur la qualité de l'air. Comptes Rendus Géoscience, Elsevier, 2007, 339 (11-12), pp.721-733. ⟨10.1016/j.crte.2007.08.006⟩. ⟨ineris-00963092⟩



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