Exchange of Sulphur Pollution between Bulgaria and Greece
The Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-Range Transmission of Air pollutants in Europe (EMEP) was lunched to serve the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution. This convention, signed in 1979, is one of the central means for protection of our environment. It establishes a broad framework for cooperative action on reducing the impact of air pollution and sets up a process for negotiating concrete measures to control emissions of air pollutants through legally binding protocols. The main objective of the EMEP programme to is to regularly provide parties under the Convention with qualified scientific information. EMEP have three main tasks: (1) collection of emission data, (2) measurements of air and precipitation quality and (3) modeling of transport and deposition of air pollution. Three main bodies are established for their implementation. The co-ordination and intercallibration of chemical air quality and precipitation measurements are carried out at the Chemical Coordinating Centre (CCC). The storage and distribution of reliable information on emissions is the duty of the Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-West (MSC-W). The MSC-W is also responsible for the modeling assessment of acid and photooxidant pollutants. The modeling development for heavy metals and POPs is responsibility of the Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-East (MSC-E). Initially, all model estimates were performed for a grid with 150 km step covering mainly Europe. Last years the region was enlarged and the resolution was improved to 50 km.
KeywordsDioxide Europe Income Turkey Advection
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