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COPERT: A European Road Transport Emission Inventory Model

  • Leonidas Ntziachristos
  • Dimitrios Gkatzoflias
  • Chariton Kouridis
  • Zissis Samaras
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

This paper presents the main characteristics of COPERT 4 software, a European tool to calculate emissions from road transport. The paper presents the main methodological elements of the application, the sources of primary information, the software architecture, and demonstrates an example of application for the Greek national road transport vehicle stock. COPERT 4 is being downloaded by ∼100 users per month and is being used in a large number of applications, including air emission inventorying, input to air-quality studies, and academic research.

Keywords

vehicle emissions air pollutants emission inventories road transport 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonidas Ntziachristos
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Gkatzoflias
    • 2
  • Chariton Kouridis
    • 2
  • Zissis Samaras
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Applied ThermodynamicsAristotle University ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.EMISIA SA, Antoni Tritsi 15-17ThessalonikiGreece

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