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Impact of a global warming on biospheric sources of methane and its climatic consequencesMost of atmospheric methane originates by bacterial processes in anaerobic environments within the soil which are found to become more productive with increases in ambient temperature. A warming of climate, due to increasing levels of industrial gases resulting from fossil fuel burning, is thus likely to increase methane abundance within the atmosphere. This may lead to further heating of the atmosphere, since both methane and ozone (which is generated in the troposphere from reactions of methane) have greenhouse effects. This feedback mechanism has been explored with the use of a coupled climate-chemical model of the troposphere, by the calculation of the impact of the predicted global warming due to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other industrial gases on the biospheric sources of methane.
Document ID
19810036696
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hameed, S. (State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, NY, United States)
Cess, R. D. (New York, State University Stony Brook, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1980
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 80-WA/HT-2
Meeting Information
Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers(Chicago, IL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF CME-79-09065
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC5-7
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other