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The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe : Ecological Studies - Han Dolman

The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe

Ecological Studies

By: Han Dolman (Editor), Riccardo Valentini (Editor), A. Freibauer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th May 2008
ISBN: 9780387765686
Number Of Pages: 390

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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 chapters provide a synthesis, based on current research results, of the European greenhouse gases budget, including both human-induced and biospheric sources and sinks. The authors also make recommendations for a multi-disciplinary integration in order to provide the scientific foundation for a full carbon, and possibly full greenhouse, accounting system by 2010. Through the CarboEurope project, Europe is taking the lead in much of this research, and it will be of interest to other areas of the world as well.

The book uniquely addresses both the methodology of carbon cycle science and the science itself. Rather than being a straight methods book, it is a synthesis of carbon cycle science. The methods included are valuable, but are used to contribute to an understanding of biospheric regulation, providing the first comprehensive coverage of a full GHG accounting and monitoring system.

Introduction: Observing the Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balancep. 1
Observing a Vulnerable Carbon Cyclep. 5
Assimilation and Network Designp. 33
Quantifying Fossil Fuel CO[subscript 2] over Europep. 53
Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Carbon Emissionsp. 73
Issues in Establishing In Situ Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Networks in Europe and in Regions of Interest to Europep. 91
Estimating Sources and Sinks of Methane: An Atmospheric Viewp. 113
Designing an Observation Strategy for N[subscript 2]Op. 135
Monitoring Carbon Stock Changes in European Soils: Process Understanding and Sampling Strategiesp. 153
Monitoring Carbon Stock Changes in European Forests Using Forest Inventory Datap. 191
Flux Tower Sites, State of the Art, and Network Designp. 215
Observations and Status of Peatland Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Europep. 243
Towards a Full Accounting of the Greenhouse Gas Balance of European Grasslandsp. 263
Regional Measurements and Modelling of Carbon Exchangep. 285
Using Satellite Observations in Regional Scale Calculations of Carbon Exchangep. 309
The Lateral Carbon Pump, and the European Carbon Balancep. 341
Multiple Constraint Estimates of the European Carbon Balancep. 361
A Roadmap for a Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Observing System in Europep. 377
Indexp. 387
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ISBN: 9780387765686
ISBN-10: 0387765689
Series: Ecological Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 8th May 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.7