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Main Title Report to Congress on black carbon /
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Author Title of a Work
Sasser, Erika.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA-450/D-11-001; PB2011-107590
Stock Number PB2011-107590
OCLC Number 724056249
Subjects Carbon--Environmental aspects ; Carbon dioxide mitigation. ; Climate change mitigation.
Additional Subjects Carbon dioxide ; Black shales ; Emission ; Climate change ; Atmospheric processes ; Temperaturesn ; Accelerated ice ; Snow melt ; Precipitation ; Global warming ; Greenhouse gases
Internet Access
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http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/BC%20Report%20to%20Congress?OpenDocument
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100RPUX.PDF
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EKBD  EPA-450/D-11-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/23/2011
ELBD RPS EPA 450-D-11-001 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB2011-107590 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/09/2011
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Abstract
Black carbon (BC) emissions affect the Earth's climate in a number of ways. The ability of BC to absorb light energy and its role in key atmospheric processes link it to a range of climate impacts, including increased temperatures, accelerated ice and snow melt, and disruptions to precipitation patterns. Mounting scientific evidence suggests that reducing current emissions of BC can provide near-term climate benefits, particularly for sensitive regions such as the Arctic. Because of the strong warming potential and short atmospheric lifetime of BC, BC mitigation offers an opportunity to address key climate effects and slow the rate of climate change. However, BC reductions cannot substitute for reductions in long-lived greenhouse gases (GHGs), which are essential for mitigating climate change in the long run.
Notes
Project officer: Erika Sasser. "March 2011." External Peer Review Draft. "Do not cite or quote"--running header. "EPA-450/D-11-001." "PB2011-107590."
Contents Notes
Black carbon (BC) emissions affect the Earth's climate in a number of ways. The ability of BC to absorb light energy and its role in key atmospheric processes link it to a range of climate impacts, including increased temperatures, accelerated ice and snow melt, and disruptions to precipitation patterns. Mounting scientific evidence suggests that reducing current emissions of BC can provide near-term climate benefits, particularly for sensitive regions such as the Arctic. Because of the strong warming potential and short atmospheric lifetime of BC, BC mitigation offers an opportunity to address key climate effects and slow the rate of climate change. However, BC reductions cannot substitute for reductions in the long-lived greenhouse gases (GHGs), which are essential for mitigating climate change in the long run. Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Black carbon effects on climate -- Chapter 3: Black carbon effects on public health and the environment -- Chapter 4: Emissions of black carbon -- Chapter 5: Observational data for black carbon -- Chapter 6: Mitigation overview: climate and health benefits of reducing black carbon emissions -- Chapter 7: Mitigation approaches for mobile sources -- Chapter 8: Mitigation approaches for stationary sources -- Chapter 9: Mitigation approaches for residential heating and cooling -- Chapter 10: Mitigation approaches for open biomass burning -- Chapter 11: Metrics for comparing black carbon impacts to impacts of other climate forcers -- Chapter 12: Conclusions and research recommendations.