Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7019–7053, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7019-2019

Special issue: Shipping and the Environment – From Regional to Global...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7019–7053, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7019-2019
Research article
24 May 2019
Research article | 24 May 2019

Effects of ship emissions on air quality in the Baltic Sea region simulated with three different chemistry transport models

Matthias Karl et al.

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The effect of ship emissions on the regional air quality in the Baltic Sea region was investigated with three regional chemistry transport model systems. The ship influence on air quality is shown to depend on the boundary conditions, meteorological data and aerosol formation and deposition schemes that are used in these models. The study provides a reliable approach for the evaluation of policy options regarding emission regulations for ship traffic in the Baltic Sea.
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