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Modelling of ship engine exhaust emissions in ports and extensive coastal waters based on terrestrial AIS data - An Australian case study

Citation

Goldsworthy, L and Goldsworthy, B, Modelling of ship engine exhaust emissions in ports and extensive coastal waters based on terrestrial AIS data - An Australian case study, Environmental Modelling and Software, 63 pp. 45-60. ISSN 1364-8152 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.09.009

Abstract

A model is developed to calculate and spatially allocate ship engine exhaust emissions in ports and extensive coastal waters using terrestrial Automatic Identification System data for ship movements and operating modes. The model is applied to the Australian region. The large geographical extent and number of included ports and vessels, and anomalies in the AIS data are challenging. Particular attention is paid to filtering of the movement data to remove anomalies and assign correct operating modes. Data gaps are filled by interpolation and extrapolation. Emissions and fuel consumption are calculated for each individual vessel at frequent intervals and categorised by ship type, ship size, operating mode and machinery type. Comparisons of calculated port emissions with conventional inventories and ship visit data are favourable. Estimations of ship emissions from regions within a 300 km radius of major capital cities suggest that a non-negligible percentage of air pollutants may come from ships.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ship engine exhaust emissions, AIS movement data, Extensive coastal region, AIS data filtering, Regional inventory, Emissions mapping
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Marine Engineering
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Atmosphere and Weather
Objective Field:Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory)
Author:Goldsworthy, L (Dr Laurie Goldsworthy)
Author:Goldsworthy, B (Mr Brett Goldsworthy)
ID Code:97796
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-01-13
Last Modified:2017-10-27
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