Beyond CO2. The other greenhouse gases

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Most of the concern about potential effects of greenhouse gases on the future state of climate has been related to the growing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide. The combined effects of these other greenhouse gases on climate could be cumulatively as large as those-estimated for CO2. Besides the direct radiative effects that these gases can have on climate, there are also potential indirect effects on climate through their chemical interactions with other greenhouse gases, such as ozone and water vapor. Evidence is mounting that such indirect effects are occurring. This paper describes what is known regarding these changing greenhouse gas concentrations and their budgets, and examines the uncertainties affecting their influence on climate. It also attempts to establish criteria for determining their potential effects on climate in relation to CO2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 82nd A&WMA Annual Meeting - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 25 1989Jun 30 1989


OtherProceedings - 82nd A&WMA Annual Meeting
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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