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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-13451-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-13451-2023
Research article
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25 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 25 Oct 2023

Atmospheric composition and climate impacts of a future hydrogen economy

Nicola J. Warwick, Alex T. Archibald, Paul T. Griffiths, James Keeble, Fiona M. O'Connor, John A. Pyle, and Keith P. Shine

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Bader, D. C., Leung, R., Taylor, M., and McCoy, R. B.: E3SMProject E3SM1.0 model output prepared for CMIP6 CMIP historical, Version 20201101, Earth System Grid Federation [data set], https://doi.org/10.22033/ESGF/CMIP6.4497, 2019a. 
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A chemistry–climate model has been used to explore the atmospheric response to changes in emissions of hydrogen and other species associated with a shift from fossil fuel to hydrogen use. Leakage of hydrogen results in indirect global warming, offsetting greenhouse gas emission reductions from reduced fossil fuel use. To maximise the benefit of hydrogen as an energy source, hydrogen leakage and emissions of methane, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides should be minimised.
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