Incidental Report No. IR98-1

The Royal Society of Canada, 1998

Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector:

Summary of a Trilateral Workshop

by the

Steering Committee on Atmospheric Change

and the

North American Transportation Sector

of the

National Research Council

of the

National Academy of Sciences



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Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector:: Summary of a Trilateral Workshop Incidental Report No. IR98-1 The Royal Society of Canada, 1998 Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector: Summary of a Trilateral Workshop by the Steering Committee on Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences

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Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector:: Summary of a Trilateral Workshop Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector: Summary of a Trilateral Workshop by the Steering Committee on Atmospheric Change and the North American Transportation Sector of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences Steering Committee: F. SHERWOOD ROWLAND (Chair), University of California at Irvine JAMES P. BRUCE, Canadian Climate Program Board THOMAS E. GRAEDEL, Yale University, New Haven RUTH A. RECK, National Institute for Global Environmental Change RICHARD A. MESERVE, Covington and Burling, Washington, D.C. DANIEL SPERLING, University of California at Davis C. MICHAEL WALTON, University of Texas at Austin Staff: Lowell Smith, Senior Program Officer Laurie Geller, Program Officer Kelly Norsingle, Senior Program Assistant © The National Academy of Sciences 1998 All rights reserved Canadian Global Change Program Incidental Report Series No. IR98-1 ISSN 1192-6481 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporting agencies.

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