Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6393–6406, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6393-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6393–6406, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6393-2015

Research article 11 Jun 2015

Research article | 11 Jun 2015

Quantifying methane and nitrous oxide emissions from the UK and Ireland using a national-scale monitoring network

A. L. Ganesan et al.

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The UK is one of several countries to enact legislation to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. We present top-down emissions of methane and nitrous oxide for the UK and Ireland over 2012-2014. We inferred average UK emissions of 2.09Tg/yr CH4 and 0.101Tg/yr N2O and used sectoral distributions to determine whether these discrepancies can be attributed to specific source sectors. We found the agricultural sector likely to be overestimated in the bottom-up emissions inventories of both gases.
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