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Title: Distribution of and changes in industrial carbon dioxide production

Abstract

Observations made in many locations around the world show an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It has been assumed that the burning of fossil fuels has been the major source responsible for this observed increase. This paper revises earlier published data on the annual amounts of carbon released to the atmosphere during the period 1950 to 1978 and updates the record through 1980. A latitudinal distribution of the fossil fuel source is presented as an aid in explaining the differences in the observed CO/sub 2/ concentrations at several stations.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5552641
Report Number(s):
ORAU/IEA-82-2(M)
ON: DE82008439
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76OR00033
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CARBON DIOXIDE; GLOBAL ASPECTS; FOSSIL FUELS; AIR POLLUTION; CARBON CYCLE; CEMENT INDUSTRY; COAL; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; FLARING; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; INDUSTRY; LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES; PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM REFINERIES; POLLUTION SOURCES; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHALCOGENIDES; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; LIQUEFIED GASES; LIQUIDS; MATERIALS; NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POLLUTION; VARIATIONS; 500200* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 294000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Fossil Fuels; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Rotty, R M. Distribution of and changes in industrial carbon dioxide production. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Rotty, R M. Distribution of and changes in industrial carbon dioxide production. United States.
Rotty, R M. Mon . "Distribution of and changes in industrial carbon dioxide production". United States.
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abstractNote = {Observations made in many locations around the world show an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It has been assumed that the burning of fossil fuels has been the major source responsible for this observed increase. This paper revises earlier published data on the annual amounts of carbon released to the atmosphere during the period 1950 to 1978 and updates the record through 1980. A latitudinal distribution of the fossil fuel source is presented as an aid in explaining the differences in the observed CO/sub 2/ concentrations at several stations.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
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