MEMENTO: A proposal to develop a database of marine nitrous oxide and methane measurements.

Bange, Hermann W. , Bell, Thomas G., Cornejo, M., Freing, Alina, Uher, G., Upstill-Goddard, R.C. and Zhang, G. (2009) MEMENTO: A proposal to develop a database of marine nitrous oxide and methane measurements. Environmental Chemistry, 6 (3). pp. 195-197. DOI 10.1071/EN09033.

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Abstract

Environmental context. Nitrous oxide and methane are atmospheric trace gases and, because they are strong greenhouse gases, they contribute significantly to the ongoing global warming of the Earth’s atmosphere. Despite the well established fact that the world’s oceans release nitrous oxide and methane to the atmosphere, the oceanic emission estimates of both gases are only poorly quantified. The MEMENTO (MarinE MethanE and NiTrous Oxide) database initiative is proposed as an effective way by which existing nitrous oxide and methane measurements can be used to reduce the uncertainty of the oceanic emissions estimates by establishing a global database.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: database, methane, nitrous oxide, oceanic emissions
Research affiliation: Kiel University
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1071/EN09033
ISSN: 1448-2517
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Projects: MEMENTO, Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2009 12:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 20:19
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/3094

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