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  1. Aviation security

    Aviation security refers to the prevention of acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation, such as seizure of an aircraft or placing a hazardous device onboard an aircraft. The JRC contributes to aviation security by providing scientific and tech ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Aviation safety

    The causes of aviation accidents are complex to understand: rather than by a single failure, they are usually caused by a sequence of events linked one to the other. Often, the same kind of event has already happened somewhere else in the world without ca ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Atmospheric dispersion

    Atmospheric dispersion models  are used to estimate or to predict the downwind concentration of air pollutants or harmful substances emitted from sources. They have widespread use in situations such as emergency response, the planning of policies and stra ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Air quality and greenhouse gases

    Despite continued efforts to reduce emissions of harmful air pollutants, air pollution remains a worldwide concern, including in large areas of Europe. Improving air quality while keeping the climate hospitable is a complex process which requires a thorou ...

    19 May 2015

  5. Evaluation of the Laboratory Comparison Exercise for SO2, CO, O3, NO and NO2, Langen 23rd-28th October 2011

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting an evaluation of the Laboratory Comparison Exercise for SO 2, CO, O 3, NO and NO 2, carried out by AQUILA (Network of European Air Quality Reference Laboratories) 23- 28 October 2011. From the 23rd t ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Electrodeposition source preparation for 238U alpha source: Parameter settings

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting a study on a series of parameter setings for 238U source preparation optimization for electrodeposition. A literature and experimental study was carried out on 238U source preparation optimization fo ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Global estimates of carbon stock changes in living forest biomass: EDGARv4.3 – time series from 1990 to 2010

    Article presenting estimatations of the the carbon (C) stock changes from living forest biomass for all countries of the world, in order to complete the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector in Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Re ...

    30 April 2014

  8. National GHG emissions reduction pledges and 2°C: comparison of studies

    Article providing a comparison study on the Emissions Gap Report (United Nations Environment Programme, December 2010) on expected global greenhouse gas emission levels in 2020. This paper provides further detail based on the Emissions Gap Report (United ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Examination of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model performance over the North American and European domains

    Article examining the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model performance over North America and Europe as part of the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII). The CMAQ modeling system has been used to simulate the air quality ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Support to the review of the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution: JRC’s contribution to the 2nd Stakeholder meeting January 2012

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report containing the presentations made by JRC staff at the second Stakeholder Meeting (held in January 2012) in support of the Commission's Thematic Strategy for Air Pollution (TSAP). Although efforts of the EU ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Decoupling economic growth from carbon dioxide emissions: A decomposition analysis of Italian energy consumption

    Article presenting a decomposition analysis, used to investigate the main factors influencing the CO 2, the CH 4 and the N 2 O emissions of Italian transport activities for the period 1995-2003. A decomposition analysis is used to investigate the main fac ...

    30 April 2014

  12. An approach with a Business-as-Usual scenario projection to 2020 for the Covenant of Mayors from the Eastern Partnership

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report outlining the methodology for the Covenant of Mayors – East for a business-as-usual projection of emissions for 2020. The methodology for the Covenant of Mayors – East needed to be extended with a business-as-u ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Ozonolysis of b-pinene at conditions relevant for indoor environments: Influence of temperature on the composition of secondary organic aerosol.

    Article analysing the influence of temperature on the composition of secondary organic aerosol, such as fragrances and air freshener. Ubiquitous use of fragrances and air fresheners in the indoor environment may pose health implications for consumers beca ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Global estimates of C stock changes in living forest biomass: EDGARv4.3 –5FL1 time series from 1990 to 2010

    Article comparing the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) GPG 2003 and the IPCC AFOLU 2006 by calculating the C stock changes in living forest biomass, in order to extend the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) database. Wh ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Will Euro 6 reduce the NOx emissions of new diesel cars?- Insights from on-road tests with Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS)

    Article analysing the gaseous emissions of one novel Euro 6 diesel car and six Euro 4-5 diesel cars with Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS). It suggests that the current type-approval procedure does not adequately capture the on-road NOx emissi ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Performance criteria to evaluate air quality modeling applications

    Article describing the advantages of a new approach regarding application the dependence of U, a pollutant, on concentrations level where the station is ignored, and an assumption on the pollutant dependent relative error is made. A set of statistical ind ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Evaluation of the Laboratory Comparison Exercise for SO2, CO, O3, NO and NO2- 11th-14th June 2012 Ispra- EC Harmonization Program for Air Quality Measurements

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting an evaluation of the Laboratory Comparison Exercise for SO 2, CO, O 3, NO and NO 2, carried out by AQUILA (Network of European Air Quality Reference Laboratories) from 11-14 th June 2012. From the 11 ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Post-combustion CO2 capture with monoethanolamine in a combined-cycle power plant: exergetic, economic and environmental assessment

    Article evaluating a post-combustion CO 2 capture technology (chemical absorption with monoethanolamine) with two different possible energy requirements. In this study, a post-combustion CO2 capture technology (chemical absorption with monoethanolamine) h ...

    30 April 2014

  19. ECA report no. 27 on “Harmonisation framework for indoor products labelling schemes in the EU”

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the outcome of recent activities and a roadmap setting out the steps being taken with regard to the harmonisation of indoor product labelling schemes. Harmonisation of indoor products labelling schem ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Air and Climate: Conversations About Molecules And Planets, With Humans In Between

    by Frank Raes (2012) RAES Frank 2012 Brochures Environment and climate change air quality climate IES jrc_air_climate_conversations_en.pdf ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Integration of Biomass Drying with Combustion/Gasification Technologies and Minimization of Emissions of Organic Compounds

    The results presented describe the various methods used for drying wood and in particular wood chips for use in heating, heat and power and fuel recovery processes. The drying process is important in raising the calorific value of the wood feedstock and g ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Thermal desorption gas chromatography?mass spectrometry as an enhanced method for the quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from ambient air particulate matter

    Abstract Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from ambient air particulate matter (PM) were analysed by a two- step thermal desorption (TD) injection system integrated to a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC/MS). The operational variables of the TD metho ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Validation of aircraft height extraction from Worldview-1 stereo data

    The satellite Worldview-1 was launched in September 2007; the optical sensor is acquiring panchromatic data of 0.5 m geometric resolution at nadir. A stereo data set covering an urban area was provided by DigitalGlobe to evaluate the potential of object h ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Biofuels: a New Methodology to Estimate GHG Emissions Due to Global Land Use Change- A methodology involving spatial allocation of agricultural land demand, calculation of carbon stocks and estimation of N2O emissions

    This study provides a new methodology developed by the JRC IES and IE for estimating changes in soil carbon stocks and GHG emissions resulting from global land use changes caused by the production of biofuels. The first part of this work describes the met ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Background Guide for the Calculation of Land Carbon Stocks in the Biofuels Sustainability Scheme Drawing on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

    This Guide covers the calculation of carbon-stock changes in soil and above- and below-ground vegetation due to land use conversion in support of Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, particularly for assessing ...

    30 April 2014