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Title: Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994

Abstract

The authors provide the first estimates, by year, of global man-made emissions of methane, from 1860 through 1994. The methods, including the rationale for the various coefficients and assumptions used in deriving the estimates, are described fully in Stern and Kaufmann (1995, 1996), which provides the estimates for the period 1860-1993; the data presented here are revised and updated through 1994. Some formulae and coefficients were also revised in that process. Estimates are provided for total anthropogenic emissions, as well as emissions for the following component categories: Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas; Oil and Gas Supply Systems, Excluding Flaring; Coal Mining; Biomass Burning; Livestock Farming; Rice Farming and Related Activities; Landfills. Changes in emissions over time were estimated by treating emissions as a function of variables (such as population or coal production) for which historical time series are available.For access to the data files, click this link to the CDIAC data transition website: http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/trends/meth/ch4.html

Authors:
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  1. Boston University, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
osti:1389530; doi:10.3334/CDIAC/TGE.001; cdiac:doi 10.3334/CDIAC/tge.001
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DOE > Office of Science (SC) > Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
Methane; CH4; Emissions; Flaring; Venting; Natural Gas; Oil; Coal Mining; Biomass Burning; Livestock; Rice; Landfills; TRENDS-EMISSIONS; methane emissions
OSTI Identifier:
1389530
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/TGE.001

Citation Formats

Stern, D. I., and Kaufmann, R. K. Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/TGE.001.
Stern, D. I., & Kaufmann, R. K. Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/TGE.001
Stern, D. I., and Kaufmann, R. K. 1998. "Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/TGE.001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389530. Pub date:Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 1998
@article{osti_1389530,
title = {Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994},
author = {Stern, D. I. and Kaufmann, R. K.},
abstractNote = {The authors provide the first estimates, by year, of global man-made emissions of methane, from 1860 through 1994. The methods, including the rationale for the various coefficients and assumptions used in deriving the estimates, are described fully in Stern and Kaufmann (1995, 1996), which provides the estimates for the period 1860-1993; the data presented here are revised and updated through 1994. Some formulae and coefficients were also revised in that process. Estimates are provided for total anthropogenic emissions, as well as emissions for the following component categories: Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas; Oil and Gas Supply Systems, Excluding Flaring; Coal Mining; Biomass Burning; Livestock Farming; Rice Farming and Related Activities; Landfills. Changes in emissions over time were estimated by treating emissions as a function of variables (such as population or coal production) for which historical time series are available.For access to the data files, click this link to the CDIAC data transition website: http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/trends/meth/ch4.html},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/TGE.001},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {8}
}

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