The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe

  • A. Johannes Dolman
  • Riccardo Valentini
  • Annette Freibauer

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 203)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A. Johannes Dolman, Riccardo Valentini, Annette Freibauer
    Pages 1-4
  3. Michael R. Raupach, Joseph G. Canadell
    Pages 5-32
  4. Thomas Kaminski, Peter J. Rayner
    Pages 33-52
  5. Ingeborg Levin, Ute Karstens
    Pages 53-72
  6. Stefan Reis, Heiko Pfeiffer, Jochen Theloke, Yvonne Scholz
    Pages 73-90
  7. Peter Bergamaschi, Philippe Bousquet
    Pages 113-133
  8. Annette Freibauer
    Pages 135-151
  9. Marion Schrumpf, Jens Schumacher, Ingo Schöning, Ernst-Detlef Schulze
    Pages 153-189
  10. Raisa Mäkipää, Aleksi Lehtonen, Mikko Peltoniemi
    Pages 191-214
  11. A. Johannes Dolman, Riccardo Valentini, Margriet Groenendijk, Dimmie Hendriks
    Pages 215-242
  12. Matthias Drösler, Annette Freibauer, Torben R. Christensen, Thomas Friborg
    Pages 243-261
  13. A. Johannes Dolman, Joel Noilhan, Lieselotte Tolk, Thomas Lauvaux, Michiel van der Molen, Christoph Gerbig et al.
    Pages 285-307
  14. Shaun Quegan, Philip Lewis, Tristan Quaife, Gareth Roberts, Martin Wooster, Mathias Disney
    Pages 309-339
  15. Philippe Ciais, Alberto V. Borges, Gwenael Abril, Michel Meybeck, Gerd Folberth, Didier Hauglustaine et al.
    Pages 341-360
  16. Martin Heimann, Christian Rödenbeck, Galina Churkina
    Pages 361-375
  17. A. Johannes Dolman, Philippe Ciais, Riccardo Valentini, Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Martin Heimann, Annette Freibauer
    Pages 377-386
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 387-390

About this book


The concentrations of CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere are at the highest level they have been in the past 650,000 years. "The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe", edited by A. Johannes Dolman, Annette Freibauer and Riccardo Valentini, highlights current results of research into the European greenhouse gases budget, including human-induced and biospheric sources and sinks. Much of this work is executed through the CarboEurope project, one of the world’s foremost research programs on continental-scale carbon cycle research.


The book assesses the current greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring capabilities of Europe, identifies and quantifies the uncertainties involved, and outlines the direction of a continental-scale GHG monitoring network. The chapters provide a synthesis based on current research results of the European greenhouse gases budget, its sources and sinks and uniquely addresses both the methodology of carbon cycle science and the science itself. It aims to provide a synthesis of terrestrial carbon cycle science at the continental scale. At the same time both the individual chapters and concluding chapter outline the directions to and requirements for a pan-continental greenhouse gas monitoring network. The book provides the first comprehensive coverage of methodological and scientific aspects of a full GHG accounting and monitoring system.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Johannes Dolman
    • 1
  • Riccardo Valentini
    • 2
  • Annette Freibauer
    • 3
  1. 1.VU UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of TusciaViterboItaly
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for BiogeochemistryJenaGermany

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