Balancing Regional Greenhouse Gas Budgets: Accounting for Natural and Anthropogenic Flows of CO2 and Other Trace Gases provides a synthesis of greenhouse gas budgeting activities across the world. Organized in four sections, including background, methods, case studies and opportunities, it is an interdisciplinary book covering both science and policy. All environments are covered, from terrestrial to ocean, along with atmospheric processes using models, inventories and observations to give a complete overview of greenhouse gas accounting. Perspectives presented give readers the tools necessary to understand budget activities, think critically, and use the framework to carry out initiatives.
- Written by a combination of experts across career stages, presenting an integrated perspective for graduate students and professionals alike
- Includes sections authored by those involved in both early and later IPCC assessments
- Provides an interdisciplinary resource that spans many topics and methodologies in oceanic, land and atmospheric processes
Section 1: Background 1. What is a budget, examples, relevance to science/policy 2. Technical aspects from science perspective 3. Technical aspects from policy perspective
Section 2: Methodology 4. Inventory and economic approaches 5. Bottom-up approaches, process & bookkeeping models 6. Top-down approaches
Section 3: Case studies 7. Arctic 8. Boreal 9. Temperate 10. Tropical 11. Semi-arid 12. Urban 13. Ocean 14. Nearshore
Section 4: Opportunities 15. Spaceborne opportunities and top-down constraints 16. Other GHGs 17. Informing scenario development
Dr Ben Poulter is a Research Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Lab at the Earth Sciences Division of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He is an expert in modeling and monitoring terrestrial ecosystems and fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane between the land surface and atmosphere. He was a Contributing Author to Working Groups I and III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has published numerous manuscripts on vegetation and wetland dynamics in response to disturbance, changing climate and atmospheric CO2.
Dr Josep G. Canadell is the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project and senior principal research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia. His work focuses on collaborative and integrative research to study the human perturbation of the carbon cycle and the global budgets of carbon, methane and nitrous oxide. Additional interest is on assessing the size and vulnerability of earth's carbon pools and pathways to decarbonization. He has contributed to the last two Assessment Reports of the IPCC and publishes in the field of global ecology and earth system sciences.
Dr Daniel Hayes is Assistant Professor in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. He teaches, does research and performs outreach in the use of remote sensing in forest inventory and ecosystem applications. He studies the role of climate change and disturbance in the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems, with a focus on Arctic and Boreal regions. He has contributed to various regional, continental and global carbon budget modeling and synthesis efforts and publishes on the methods and results of multi-disciplinary, ecosystem-scale scientific investigations.
Dr Rona Thompson is a Research scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research. Her research focuses on the modelling of atmospheric species, especially greenhouse gases, and improving knowledge of their sources and sinks through using statistical optimization methods. She was a contributing author to Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has published numerous articles on the emissions and atmospheric transport of greenhouse gases.