ceeh rapporter


Scietific work in the centre is presented at national and international energy conferences. Below some of the centres presentations are listed.

ICAE2011 - International Conference on Applied Energy

Modelling of heat supply and heat savings in a 100 % renewable heat and power system in Denmark in 2050  

Balyk O. and Zvingilaite E.

ENVIROMIS-2010: International Conference and Early Career Scientists School on Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems, Tomsk, Russia, 5-11 July 2010

Enviro-HIRLAM: Environment – HIgh Resolution Limited Area Model: Research and Development, Technical Support and Science Education

Baklanov A., Sass B.H., Mahura A., Korsholm U.S., Nuterman R., Nielsen K.P., Nielsen N.W., Petersen C., Sattler K., Zakey A.

Dubrovnik conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik-Croatia – 20 September-3 October 2009

Human health-related externalities in energy system modelling (Conference paper)

Zvingilaite, E. (2009)

The Nordic Health Economic Study Group’s meeting, Iceland, August 2009

Health economic consequences of the future energy production – a framework for analysis.

Jan Sørensen.

CITES-2009: Young Scientists School and International Conference on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences, Russia, Krasnoyarsk, July 5-15

Coupling of different scale atmospheric models for environment modelling of urban areas

Nuterman R., Baklanov A., Starchenko A.

The International Energy Workshop, Venice-Italy – 17-19 June 2009

Modelling of heating sector in Denmark with focus on local externalities.

Zvingilaite, E.

Proceedings from 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application (Air Quality 2009), Istanbul, 24-27 March 2009

THOR – an operational and integrated model system for air pollution forecasting and management from regional to local scale (Conference paper)

Brandt, J. et al.

IOP Conference, Copenhagen March, 2009 S21.08 Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions

Economic optimization of the Danish energy systems through minimization of direct costs as well as indirect costs related to air born pollution

Kaas, E.(2009)   http://download.iop.org/ees/ees9_6_212008.pdf

European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 20 - 24 April 2009

The new Danish Centre of Energy, Environment and Health (CEEH)

Brandt, J.; The CEEH team (2008) EGU2008-A-08386; AS3.06-1TH5P-0078; Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-08386, 2008 http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EGU2008/08386/EGU2008-A-08386.pdf

Assessment of health-cost externalities of air pollution at the national level using the EVA model system

Brandt, J., L. M. Frohn, J. H. Christensen, M. S. Andersen, O. Hertel, C. Geels, A. Buus Hansen, K. M. Hansen, G. B. Hedegaard, and C. A. Skjøth
Poster presented at Session "Air Pollution Modelling"See the poster (pdf)

New accurate methods for modelling of the continuity equation

Buus Hansen, A.; Kaas, E.; Christensen, J. H.  EGU2008-A-12191; AS3.06-1TH5P-0081; Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-12191, 2008 http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EGU2008/12191/EGU2008-A-12191.pdf

TemaNord 2008

Enviro-HIRLAM: on-line coupled modelling of meteorological and atmospheric chemical transport processes with two-way feedbacks

Baklanov, A., et al (2008)
In: Interaction between climate change, air pollution and related impacts. TemaNord 2008:602, ISBN 978-92-893-1791-7, pp. 55-60.

The first CEEH Energy Externality Workshop - February 6 and 7 at Risø-DTU, DK-4000, Roskilde, Denmark

Methodology for Energy, Environment and Health Integrated Research

Presentations by danish and international energy researchers
See the programme here
See the presentations here

ACCENT/GLOREAM Workshop 2007, Berlin, Germany, 28-30 November 2007

Precentation of the centre at workshop on tropospheric chemical transport modelling

The new Danish Centre of Energy, Environment and Health (CEEH) - basic ideas and framework

Lise M. Frohn, National Environmental Research Institute (lmf@dmu.dk)

Abstract: The objective of the Centre of Energy, Environment and Health (CEEH) is to provide advanced research of energy production and related environmental/health issues and thereby integrate groups from these areas. The main goals are to study the future production of energy in Denmark and consequences of different scenarios with respect to environmental and human health aspects, and to optimize the type of energy production and consumption not only with respect to direct costs related to the production, but also with respect to economy from environmental and health viewpoints.

A key element of the CEEH will be to expand, evaluate and apply integrated models for the whole impact pathways, including integrated energy system, emissions, atmospheric chemistry/transport, human exposure, human health models as well as cost models. The main research areas include:

  •        Modelling and research in atmospheric transport, dispersion, chemistry and faith of pollutants due to energy production and consumption. Both primary and secondary particles as well as chemical gas-phase constituents will be considered. Knowledge of the regional and local environmental burden related to emissions of pollutants and accidental risks from power production is needed for estimation of environmental and health costs.
  •        Physiological and statistical studies of the impact of atmospheric pollutants on the human body and on health in general. Based on the atmospheric burden these studies will be used to quantify the relative importance and costs of different types and amounts of emissions (as well as other types of environmental impacts).

The grant for CEEH covers a 5-year period from 2007-2011, and the basic model system to be applied in the Centre is the EVA model system (External Valuation of Air pollution) developed at NERI/AU.

See more about the workshop

Second International Conference on Earth System Modelling - Hamburg 2007

Poster presentation of a new numerical method for atmospheric modelling

A new locally mass conserving, monotonic and accurate method for solving the continuityequations in Earth System Models

Eigil Kaas, University of Copenhagen (kaas@gfy.ku.dk)

Abstract: To correctly simulate the evolution and interactions of chemical constituents in Earth System Models it is important that the algorithms of the underlying dynamical core fulfil a number of properties such as high order of accuracy, inherent mass conservation, locality, positive definiteness, monotonicity, consistency, and high order of numerical stability and efficiency. Furthermore the so-called masswind inconsistency problem should be minimised in a physically consistent way. Aiming at fulfilling all these requirements simultaneously a new scheme has been introduced. It is based on two new ingredients:
  1. a simple and cost effective method to ensure local, i.e. inherent, mass conservation in traditional semi-implicit (SI), semi-Lagrangian (SL)models
  2. an efficient locally mass conserving spatial filter.
The basic mass conserving SL method is relatively simple to construct from existing SL general circulation models. The trick is to introduce weights at the upstream departure points ensuring that the total mass given off by a given Eulerian grid point to the surrounding SL departure points is equal to the volume represented by that grid point. Based on the Eulerian grid point weights it is possible to obtain departure point weights representing the divergence associated with the SL trajectories as in the socalled cell-integrated semi-Lagrangian (CISL) models. The filter is simple but it efficiently ensures monotonicity and positive definiteness and surprisingly it enhances the accuracy. Furthermore it can be constructed to generally maintain constancy in non-divergent flows. So far the scheme has only been tested in traditional two dimensional advection tests and in a semi-Lagrangian, semi-implicit shallow water
model in plain geometry but with topography. Without the filter the scheme is at least as accurate as the traditional SL schemes. The filter enhances the accuracy for all tests carried out. However, it becomes particularly impressive near sharp gradients and discontinuities. The increase in numerical cost of the new scheme relative to traditional SI-SL models is small, particularly when there are several passive tracers

See the poster (pdf)

International Energy Workshop - June 25-29, 2007

The centre was presented at the "International Energy Workshop" (IEW)  and at "Energy Technology System Analysis Programme" (ETSAP) workshop, held jointly in San Francisco 25-29 juni 2007.

Integrating Externalities in Optimisation of Future Energy Systems

Kenneth Karlssona, Lars Henrik Nielsena, Lise M. Frohnb, Jørgen Brandtb,  Eigil Kaasc, Alexander Baklanovd, Allan Grossd, Torben Sigsgaarde, Jan Sørensenf,  Henrik Brønnum-Hanseng

Abstract: Fossil fuel related air pollution influences both the natural environment and human health. The particle pollution from cars and trucks alone is considered to cause more deaths than traffic accidents. This has lead to the establishment of a Danish Centre of Energy, Environment and Health (CEEH) which is supported by the Program Commission for Energy and Environment under the Danish Council for Strategic Research. The objective of CEEH is to establish an interdisciplinary based system to support optimal future planning of energy production and usage with respect to costs related to the natural environment and human health. To ensure the needed interdisciplinary approach the centre includes researchers from meteorology, air pollution, environment, energy, physiology/health and economy. The main outcome of the centre is an integrated regional economic model system including components for air pollution chemistry and dispersion down to urban and sub-urban scales, and model components of the impacts on public health and the external environment. While the system will be designed to minimize the grand costs of Danish energy systems, it is obvious that the system will require boundary conditions as input. These will be obtained from a global energy system model and of global air pollution models.

a Risø National laboratory, System Analysis Department, Roskilde, Denmark. bNational Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark. c Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.dDanish Metrological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.e Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.f University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.g National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Corresponding author: "Kenneth Karlsson" <Kenneth.karlsson@risoe.dk>

See the presentations: CEEH IEW 2007.pdf  and  CEEH ETSAP 2007.pdf

Kick-off presentations from each CEEH partner institute

At the centre kick-off meting January 2007 each partner institute gave a presentation of their on-going work. These can be seen below.

Partner-Institute Title of Presentation
Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) - University of Copenhagen (UoC)
A new efficient numerical method to solve the continuity equation for atmospheric pollutants
Eigil Kaas
UoC-Kaas.pdf  UoC-Kaas.ppt
Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
DMI Modeling Systems and Plans for CEEH Activities
Allan Gross
DMI-AB.ppt ,
DMI-AG.pdf ,

National Environment Research Institute (NERI) - Universit of Aarhus (UoAa)
THOR - an operational integrated air pollution forecast and management system.
Jørgen Brandt

Natioanl Institute for Public Health (NIPH) - University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Belægningsprognoser på baggrund af meteorologiske data
Esben Meulengracht Flachs
Simulationsmodeller til vurdering af effekten af risikofaktorintervention
Henrik Brønnum-Hansen
Risø National Laboratory - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
On-going activities: Risø DTU
Lars Henrik Nielsen
Centre for Applied Health Services Research and Technology Assessment (CAST)
- University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Analyser af helbredsmæssige og økonomiske konsekvenser ar ændret adfærd omkring frugt og grønt, fysisk aktivitet og omega-3 fedtsyre
Jan Sørensen
SDU-JS.ppt ,
Institute for Public Health - University of Aarhus (UoAa)

Dato: 03-Jun-2008