Morten Winther

The Danish CORINAIR Inventories: Time Series 1975-1996 of Emissions to the Atmosphere

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  • M. Winther
  • J. B. Illerup, Denmark
  • J. Fenhann, Denmark
  • N. Kilde, Denmark
  • Department of Policy Analysis
CORINAIR is the most comprehensive European air emission inventory programme. It consists of a defined emission calculation methodology and software for storing and further data processing. In CORINAIR 28 different emission species are estimated in 11 main sectors which are further sub-divided, and all emission sources are regarded as either area or large point sources. According to the CORINAIR guidelines the emissions are calculated as activities times emission factors. Activities are numbers referring to the specific emission generating processes, while emission factors are the mass of emissions per unit activity. This report describes the structure of the Danish CORINAIR emission inventory on a 1996 level and international conventions to which Denmark submits emission data. Furthermore the most important activities in the Danish inventory are explained. Subsequently the Danish 1996 emissions are viewed sector-wise and compared with EU per capita levels, and in addition the Danish national and international emissions are shown on time series from 1975 to 1996.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Environmental Research Institute
Number of pages81
Publication statusPublished - 1999
SeriesNERI Technical Report
Volume287

    Research areas

  • CORINAIR, Danish total emissions, SO2, NOx, NMVOC, CH4, CO, CO2, N2O, NH3, heavy metals

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