Spatial distribution of residential wood combustion emissions in the Nordic countries: How well national inventories represent local emissions?
Schmidt Plejdrup, M.
Denier van der Gon, H.A.C.
Residential wood combustion (RWC) is a major source of air pollutants in the Nordic and many other countries. The emissions of the pollutants have been estimated with inventories on several scopes, e.g. local and national. An important aspect of the inventories is the spatial distribution of the emissions, as it has an effect on health impact assessments. In this study, we present a novel residential wood combustion emission inventory for the Nordic countries based on national inventories and new gridding of the emissions. We compare the emissions of the Nordic inventory, and especially their spatial distribution, to local assessments and European level TNO newRWC-inventory to assess the spatial proxies used. Common proxies used in the national inventories in the Nordic countries were building data on locations and primary heating methods and questionnaire-based wood.
Residential wood combustion
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Environment & Sustainability
Atmospheric Environment, 264 (264), 1-17