Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Feedbacks
Photo: CNRS Jean-Yves Pontailler
To quantify the influence of man-made greenhouse gases (GHGs) on recent and future climate, it is essential to quantify their sources and sinks, including both anthropogenic emissions and the response of natural sources and sinks to changing environmental conditions.
However, inconsistencies currently exist between the budget estimates for some gases, and there is a poor understanding of the impacts of land use on GHG emissions and the effects of climate change on terrestrial and marine carbon sinks. These factors are major sources of uncertainty in predicting climate change.
To address these scientific uncertainties, NERC is investing £8·1m into a five-year Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Feedbacks research programme. The overarching aim of the programme is:
"To develop the capability to measure and predict sources and sinks of the major anthropogenic greenhouse gases." More about the Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Feedbacks research programme
9 Dec 2011
Outline proposals are invited for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedbacks programme, which aims to develop the capability to measure and predict sources and sinks of the major anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Announcement of Opportunity: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedbacks