Amanda Joy Pappin

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UNLABELLED A common measure used in air quality benefit-cost assessment is marginal benefit (MB), or the monetized societal benefit of reducing 1 ton of emissions. Traditional depictions of MB for criteria air pollutants are such that each additional ton of emission reduction incurs less benefit than the previous ton. Using adjoint sensitivity analysis in a(More)
BACKGROUND Decision making regarding air pollution can be better informed if air quality impacts are traced back to individual emission sources. Adjoint or backward sensitivity analysis is a modeling tool that can achieve this goal by allowing for quantification of how emissions from sources in different locations influence human health metrics. (More)
We establish linkages between sources of NOx emissions and two types of national ozone metrics in Canada and the U.S. using the adjoint of an air quality model. We define an attainment-based metric using probabilistic design values (PDVs) exceeding 65 ppb to represent polluted regions and define an exposure-based metric as the premature mortality count(More)
Benefits of Air Pollution Control? The Case of NOx and Ozone” M and Muller raise concerns about our paper on the nonconvex response of ozone health damages to NOx emissions abatement. We thank the authors for their comments, but believe that they stem from various misconceptions. First, Mendelsohn and Muller mention that our findings are not supported by(More)
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