Global emissions inventories

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Atmospheric chemistry determines the concentrations of most of the important greenhouse gases except for carbon dioxide. The rate of removal of the greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is also controlled by atmospheric chemistry. The indirect effects of chemical forcing resulting from the chemical interactions of other species can also affect the concentrations of radiatively important gases such as ozone. In order to establish the contribution of any possible climatic change attributable to individual greenhouse gases, spatially and temporally resolved estimates of their emissions need to be established. Unfortunately, for most of the radiatively important species the global magnitudes of their ... continued below

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Dignon, J. July 1, 1995.

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Atmospheric chemistry determines the concentrations of most of the important greenhouse gases except for carbon dioxide. The rate of removal of the greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is also controlled by atmospheric chemistry. The indirect effects of chemical forcing resulting from the chemical interactions of other species can also affect the concentrations of radiatively important gases such as ozone. In order to establish the contribution of any possible climatic change attributable to individual greenhouse gases, spatially and temporally resolved estimates of their emissions need to be established. Unfortunately, for most of the radiatively important species the global magnitudes of their individual fluxes are not known to better than a factor of two and their spatial distributions are even more poorly characterized. Efforts to estimate future projections of potential impacts and to monitor international agreements will require continued research to narrow the uncertainties of magnitude and geographical distribution of emissions.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017069

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  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) symposium on greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation research, Washington, DC (United States), 27-29 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95017069
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121255
  • Report No.: CONF-9506112--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 116572
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc628510

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Dignon, J. Global emissions inventories, article, July 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc628510/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.