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Atmospheric Resource Impact Assessment (ARIA) : An inventory for evaluating ecosystem services derived from the atmosphere

Applied meteorology and climatology

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

KENDALL, M.
Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni
KOTHENCZ, G.
Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni
Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni
THORNES, J.
Univ. of Birmingham, Birmingham, Royaume-Uni
THORNES, J.E.
Univ. of Birmingham, Birmingham, Royaume-Uni
RANDALLS, S.
Univ. College, London, Royaume-Uni


Description :
The AA. propose an ecosystem services approach, to consider the benefits derived from atmospheric resources, and to quantify them nationally. The UK is used as a first model to test the methodological validity. The Atmospheric Resource Impact Assessment (ARIA) provides a basic framework for economic evaluation of 12 atmospheric services, which extend beyond the traditional atmospheric disciplines of climate change and urban air quality. Using free information and a deliberative mapping approach, the ARIA model summarizes key atmospheric goods and services humans benefit from in the UK, attributing location, temporal and scale estimates. The resultant Geographical Information System (GIS) maps demonstrate proof-of-concept, enable regional comparisons and test the basis for economic evaluation. Future work will attribute economic costs of ARIA in the UK, (1) to explore ARIA as a planning and policy development tool and (2) to provide leadership in protecting global atmospheric assets.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2014, vol. 38, n°. 4, p. 414-430, nombre de pages : 17, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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