Anthropogenic CH4 Emissions in the Yangtze River Delta Based on A “Top-Down” Method
AbstractThere remains significant uncertainty in the estimation of anthropogenic CH4 emissions at local and regional scales. We used atmospheric CH4 and CO2 concentration data to constrain the anthropogenic CH4 emission in the Yangtze River Delta one of the most populated and economically important regions in China. The observation of atmospheric CH4 and CO2 concentration was carried out from May 2012 to April 2017 at a rural site. A tracer correlation method was used to estimate the anthropogenic CH4 emission in this region, and compared this “top-down” estimate with that obtained with the IPCC inventory method. The annual growth rates of the atmospheric CO2 and CH4 mole fractions are 2.5 ± 0.7 ppm year−1 and 9.5 ± 4.7 ppb year−1, respectively, which are 9% and 53% higher than the values obtained at Waliguan (WLG) station. The average annual anthropogenic CH4 emission is 4.37 (± 0.61) × 109 kg in the YRD (excluding rice cultivation). This “top-down” estimate is 20–70% greater than the estimate based on the IPCC method. We suggest that possible sources for the discrepancy include low biases in the IPCC calculation of emission from landfills, ruminants and the transport sector. View Full-Text
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Huang, W.; Xiao, W.; Zhang, M.; Wang, W.; Xu, J.; Hu, Y.; Hu, C.; Liu, S.; Lee, X. Anthropogenic CH4 Emissions in the Yangtze River Delta Based on A “Top-Down” Method. Atmosphere 2019, 10, 185.
Huang W, Xiao W, Zhang M, Wang W, Xu J, Hu Y, Hu C, Liu S, Lee X. Anthropogenic CH4 Emissions in the Yangtze River Delta Based on A “Top-Down” Method. Atmosphere. 2019; 10(4):185.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huang, Wenjing; Xiao, Wei; Zhang, Mi; Wang, Wei; Xu, Jingzheng; Hu, Yongbo; Hu, Cheng; Liu, Shoudong; Lee, Xuhui. 2019. "Anthropogenic CH4 Emissions in the Yangtze River Delta Based on A “Top-Down” Method." Atmosphere 10, no. 4: 185.
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