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Main Title Report to Congress on black carbon.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Radiation and Indoor Air.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Office of Research and Development, Office of Transportation and Air Quality,
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA-450/R-12-001
Stock Number PB2012-110700
OCLC Number 854564675
Subjects Carbon--Environmental aspects--United States ; Carbon dioxide mitigation--United States ; Climate change mitigation--United States
Additional Subjects Combustion products ; Carbon black ; Air pollution ; Congressional reports ; Particulate matter ; Figures ; Tables (Data) ; Climate effects ; Public health ; Environmental effects ; Emissions ; Observation data ; Air pollution control ; Stationary sources ; Residential heating ; Residential cooking ; Biomass burning ; Ambient measurements ; Emissions measurement ; Emission standards ; Air pollution ; Air quality ; Department of the Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act ; Black carbon (BC) ; Mobile sources mitigation ; International emission standards
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-450/R-12-001 c. 1 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/20/2018
EKBD  EPA-450/R-12-001 c. 2 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/20/2018
NTIS  PB2012-110700 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxx, 351 pages : color illustrations, maps, charts ; 28 cm
Black carbon (BC) emissions have important impacts on public health, the environment, and the Earth's climate. BC is a significant component of particle pollution, which has been linked to adverse health and environmental impacts through decades of scientific research. Recent work indicates that BC also plays an important role in climate change, although there is more uncertainty about its effects on climate than for greenhouse gases (GHG), such as carbon dioxide and methane. BC has been linked to a range of climate impacts, including increased temperatures, accelerated ice and snow melt, and disruptions to precipitation patterns. Importantly, reducing current emissions of BC may help slow the near-term rate of climate change, particularly in sensitive regions such as the Arctic. However, BC reductions cannot substitute for reductions in long-lived GHGs, which are necessary for mitigating climate change in the long run. Despite the rapidly expanding body of scientific literature on BC, there is a need for a more comprehensive evaluation of both the magnitude of particular global and regional climate effects due to BC and the impact of emissions mixtures from different source categories. To advance efforts to understand the role of BC in climate change, on October 29, 2009, Congress requested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conduct a BC study as part of H.R. 2996: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010.
Project officer: Erika Sasser. "March 2012." "EPA-450/R-12-001." Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-351).