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This publication is the results of a examine venture entitled "Reference functionality for international Air Pollution/C0 " initiated via RIVM. It offers with the outline 2 of a working laptop or computer simulation version of the greenhouse impact. This version, photograph, attempts to seize the basics of the advanced challenge of weather swap in a simplified means. The version is a multidisciplinary product and relies on wisdom from disciplines as economics, atmospheric chemistry, marine and terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecology, climatology, and glaciology. This e-book will be of curiosity for somebody operating within the huge box of weather switch. in addition, it may be valuable for version developers, simulation specialists, mathematicians and so forth. a laptop model of the version turns into avail­ capable at no cost. Requests might be despatched to the writer. even though being the one writer of this e-book, i'll by no means have written it with no assistance from many folks. to start with i need to thank Koos Vrieze, initially a colleague at RIVM, later my professor. with no his inspiring perspective i might have by no means entire this thesis. i'm additionally very thankful to RIVM for giving me the chance to jot down this thesis. lowe many because of Hans de Boois and Rob Swart for his or her help and assis­ tance throughout the examine. in addition, i need to thank my trainees who've considerably contributed to the contents of this book.

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22) with: CLSF(O) = amount of closed forest at time 0, in 1900 (in hal Similar to closed forest, the amount of open tropical forest is determined by the initial amount and the conversion into arable land (processes DEFAGO and DEFYSH), pasture (process DFLIVO), other land (FWOOD) and the re-establishment of open forest (process REFOR); additionally closed forests are converted into open forests (processes COMM and YSHFTC). 23) with: OP N F(O) = amount of open forest at time 0, in 1900 (in hal The penultimate ecosystem to be described is arable land.

It belongs to the class of ocean models which are modified versions of the basic box-diffusion model of Oeschger et aI. (1975), of which the model by Bjorkstrom (1979) was the first. Emanuel et al. (1985) surveys the different types of ocean models. In this module the ocean is divided into 12 layers. 2. Three primary processes are defined, determining the carbon concentration in the ocean: carbon transport by mass flow of water, by turbulent mixing and by gravitation. Refinements that are not yet included in the IMAGE ocean module, but are being developed in the new ocean module to increase its realism, are polar outcrop, nutrient cycling, upwelling and separate boxes for the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian ocean.

1986). -/GJ in 25 years. 2%). 50 non-energy costs) and low energy consumption prevent the introduction of synfuels. Environmental costs (taxes) proportional to their carbon content are applied to supplies of the different types of fuel and their consumption. Remaining N20 emissions are assumed to be reduced by technological measures. Half of the CH4 emissions from coal mining are finally recovered. 3 Agriculture Although energy production and consumption are the main contributors to the greenhouse effect, agricultural activities also influence the emission of trace gases: methane from cattle and rice paddies, nitrous oxide from fertilization and probably carbon dioxide from deforestation.

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