Measurement and Research Techniques

  • R. Conrad
  • R. A. Rasmussen
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 13)

Abstract

The geographical distribution and increasing trend of trace gas concentrations in the global atmosphere are determined by a complex interplay of the geographical distribution of natural and human sources, biogeochemical and ecosystem dynamics, human agricultural and industrial practices, and atmospheric chemistry and dynamics. For an understanding of the global methane cycle, it is necessary to develop and apply methods that are suitable for measuring methane and its isotopes and that can be used for research on the many facets of the budget of atmospheric methane.

Keywords

Biomass Methane Fermentation Ozone Respiration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Conrad
    • 1
  • R. A. Rasmussen
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck Institut für Terrestrische MikrobiologieMarburg/LahnGermany
  2. 2.Global Change Research CenterOregon Graduate InstitutePortlandUSA

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