Development of a tool for estimating net emissions of greenhouse gases at farm and sub-catchment level

Sekhesa, Calvin Cally (2006) Development of a tool for estimating net emissions of greenhouse gases at farm and sub-catchment level. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Global average temperatures have been steadily on the increase over time, largely due to anthropogenic activities that accelerate the production and accumulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) in the lower atmosphere. Agriculture is a significant contributor of such gases, emitting approximately 20% of Australia’s national figures. Research into how to identify and quantify major agricultural sources so as to determine appropriate sequestration measures is vital. This is necessary to enable Australia to realise its Kyoto targets through the first commitment period (2008 - 2012) and beyond.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: greenhouse gases; global warming; climate change; Kyoto protocol; emission factor (EF); irrigation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2322

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