Greenhouse Gases

  • Energy Information Administration (Link)
    The Emissions of Greenhouse Gases, the fourteenth annual report, presents the Energy Information Administration's latest estimates of emissions for carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other greenhouse gases.
  • Image: Greenhouse Gas by Sector (Link)
    This figure shows the relative fraction of man-made greenhouse gases coming from each of eight categories of sources, as estimated by the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research
  • Sources of Greenhouse Gases (Link)
    How much warming could be caused by each of the gases that human activities release? Find out here!
  • Sources, Sinks and Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases (Link)
    Greenhouse gases are cycled through the various components that make up the global biogeochemical system. This acticle discusses these gases as being part of a dynamic equilibrium that can be easily disturbed.
  • Global Warming Potentials (Link)
    Global warming potentials (GWPs) are used to compare the abilities of different greenhouse gases to trap heat in the atmosphere
  • Climate Change: Global Warming Potentials (Link)
    Global Warming Potentials are one type of simplified index based upon radiative properties that can be used to estimate the potential future impacts of emissions of different gases upon the climate system in a relative sense.
  • Wikipedia: GWP (Link)
    Here is a quick resource for calculating GWP.
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data (Link)
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has compiled data from the most recently submitted information, covering the period from 1990 to 2004.
  • Water Vapor Rules (Link)
    How water vapor is or is not factored into an analysis of Earth's greenhouse gases makes the difference between describing a significant human contribution to the greenhouse effect, or a negligible one.
  • High Global Warming Potential Gases (Link)
    These gases, referred to as high global warming potential gases (high GWPs) are from 140-23,900 times more potent than CO2 in terms of their capabilities to trap heat in the atmosphere.
  • Dodging a Warming Bullet (Link)
    What's good for the ozone layer has been even better for Earth's climate. According to a new study, a 20-year-old ban on ozone-depleting chemicals has been extremely effective at curbing greenhouse gases as well. By Phil Berardelli, ScienceNOW Daily News, 5 March 2007
  • High Global Warming Potential Gases (Link)
    These gases, referred to as high global warming potential gases (high GWPs) are from 140-23,900 times more potent than CO2 in terms of their capabilities to trap heat in the atmosphere.