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Odour Impact Assessment in a Changing Climate

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Section for Environmental Meteorology, Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria
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Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, Bundesstraße 45a, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
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Section for Climate Research, Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria
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WG Environmental Health, Unit for Physiology and Biophysics, University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
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Academic Editors: Laura Maria Teresa Capelli and Roberto Bellasio
Atmosphere 2021, 12(9), 1149; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12091149
Received: 28 July 2021 / Revised: 16 August 2021 / Accepted: 17 August 2021 / Published: 6 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Odour)
(1) Background: The impact of odour sources as stock farms on neighbouring residential areas might increase in the future because the relevant climatic parameters will be modified due to climate change. (2) Methodology: Separation distances are calculated for two Central European sites with considerable livestock activity influenced by different orographic and climatic conditions. Furthermore, two climate scenarios are considered, namely, the time period 1981–2010 (present climate) and the period 2036–2065 (future climate). Based on the provided climatic parameters, stability classes are derived as input for local-scale air pollution modelling. The separation distances are determined using the Lagrangian particle diffusion model LASAT. (3) Results: Main findings comprise the changes of stability classes between the present and the future climate and the resulting changes in the modelled odour impact. Model results based on different schemes for stability classification are compared. With respect to the selected climate scenarios and the variety of the stability schemes, a bandwidth of affected separation distances results. (4) Conclusions: The investigation reveals to what extent livestock husbandry will have to adapt to climate change, e.g., with impacts on today’s licensing processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: livestock; odour dispersion modelling; separation distance; climate change; stability classification livestock; odour dispersion modelling; separation distance; climate change; stability classification
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Piringer, M.; Knauder, W.; Baumann-Stanzer, K.; Anders, I.; Andre, K.; Schauberger, G. Odour Impact Assessment in a Changing Climate. Atmosphere 2021, 12, 1149. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12091149

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Piringer M, Knauder W, Baumann-Stanzer K, Anders I, Andre K, Schauberger G. Odour Impact Assessment in a Changing Climate. Atmosphere. 2021; 12(9):1149. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12091149

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Piringer, Martin, Werner Knauder, Kathrin Baumann-Stanzer, Ivonne Anders, Konrad Andre, and Günther Schauberger. 2021. "Odour Impact Assessment in a Changing Climate" Atmosphere 12, no. 9: 1149. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12091149

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