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Air quality and climate impacts of the transport sector: planes, trains and automobiles

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Please note this talk has been rescheduled due to clashes with several other atmospheric science meetings on the original date.

The transport sector accounts for 36% of total energy consumption in the UK and 26% globally. Emissions resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels have impacts on the climate and as transport networks are typically located close to people, these emissions lead to significant air quality and public health impacts. In this seminar I will discuss experimental and modelling work carried out in the Engineering Department that has sought to improve our understanding of these impacts. These projects include (i) an evaluation of the air quality impacts of airports in the UK, including future scenarios in which a third runway is built at Heathrow or a new hub is built in the Thames Estuary; (ii) revisions to our understanding of global aviation black carbon emissions; and (iii) the Energy Efficient Cities Initiative and our work to model air quality impacts of transport and buildings at the local-scale in the City of Westminster.

This talk is part of the Centre for Atmospheric Science seminars, Chemistry Dept. series.

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