The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe

Hardcover | May 8, 2008

EditorHan Dolman, Riccardo Valentini, A. Freibauer

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This book assesses the current greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring capabilities of Europe, identifies and quantifies the uncertainties involved, and outlines the direction to a continental scale GHG monitoring network. The book uniquely addresses both the methodology of carbon cycle science and the science itself, providing a synthesis of carbon cycle science. The methods included provide the first comprehensive coverage of a full GHG accounting and monitoring system.

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This book assesses the current greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring capabilities of Europe, identifies and quantifies the uncertainties involved, and outlines the direction to a continental scale GHG monitoring network. The book uniquely addresses both the methodology of carbon cycle science and the science itself, providing a synthesis of ...

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The concentrations of CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere are at the highest level they have been in the past 650,000 years. "The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe", edited by A. Johannes Dolman, Annette Freibauer and Riccardo Valentini, highlights current results of research into the European greenhouse gases budget, includ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:403 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:May 8, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387765689

ISBN - 13:9780387765686

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Table of Contents

Introduction: CarboEurope GHG and goals of the book.- Methods and requirements for a global carbon data assimilation schemes.- Optimizing the observation network.- Improving model parameters from sparse observations.- Effective sampling of soil carbon at European scale.- Effective sampling of ecosystem fluxes: a bottom up perspective.- Full GHG accounting of grasslands.- Observation of CH4 emissions from wetlands.- State of the art carbon inventories and ways to use them for carbon cycle research.- Lateral C-fluxes.- Top down constraints from atmospheric observations and models on the European carbon balance.- Variability and mean CH4 fluxes.- Quantifying fossil fuel emissions.- Inventories of fossil fuel emissions and downscaling to higher temporal and spatial scales.- Riverine transport of carbon and nitrogen.- Use of Satellite information to determine GHG fluxes.- Issues in establishing GHG concentration monitoring networks.- Designing a observation strategy for N2O.- Synthesis: where do we stand with the current observation strategy and where do we go?