Nato ASI Subseries I:

Atmospheric Methane: Sources, Sinks, and Role in Global Change

Editors: Khalil, M.A.K. (Ed.)

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Methane plays many important roles in the earth's environment. It is a potent "greenhouse gas" that warms the earth; controls the oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere (OH) indirectly affecting the cycles and abundances of many atmospheric trace gases; provides water vapor to the stratosphere; scavenges chlorine atoms from the stratosphere, terminating the catalytic ozone destruction by chlorine atoms, including the chlorine released from the man-made chlorofluorocarbons; produces ozone, CO, and CO2 in the troposphere; and it is an index of life on earth and so is present in greater quantities during warm interglacial epochs and dwindles to low levels during the cold of ice ages. By all measures, methane is the second only to CO2 in causing future global warming. The book presents a comprehensive account of the current understanding of atmospheric methane, and it is an end point for summarizing more than a decade of intensive research on the global sources, sinks, concentrations, and environmental role of methane.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Atmospheric Methane

    Khalil, M. A. K.

    Pages 1-6

  • Measurement and Research Techniques

    Conrad, R. (et al.)

    Pages 7-37

  • The Record of Atmospheric Methane

    Raynaud, D. (et al.)

    Pages 38-61

  • Isotopic Abundances in the Atmosphere and Sources

    Stevens, C. M.

    Pages 62-88

  • Atmospheric Methane Concentrations

    Stauffer, B. (et al.)

    Pages 89-101

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Softcover $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atmospheric Methane: Sources, Sinks, and Role in Global Change
Editors
  • M.A.K. Khalil
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
13
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-84605-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-84605-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-84607-6
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 561
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