36901 - Agricultural Gas and Aerosol Experiment (AGGAE) by...

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Agricultural Gas and Aerosol Experiment (AGGAE) by Steven C. Wofsy Scientific background and overarching questions Agriculture is a major industrial sector in the US and Canada Agricultural sources of greenhouse gases are dominant for key species: N 2 O, CH 4 ; important for CO 2 . •Soil sources of NO x are potential crucial for understanding HO x and O 3 chemistry in North America. •Agriculture produces large quantities of CO, aldehydes, NH 3 , CCN. What are the magnitudes of these sources? How are they distributed, in time and space? How do they impact atmospheric chemistry & global greenhouse gases?
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Agricultural Gas and Aerosol Experiment (AGGAE) Programmatic and Societal Interest The North American Carbon Program (NACP) is has agriculture as a major focus. Agricultural emissions will be a major issue for any future efforts to regulate greenhouse gases. Aircraft observations over North America will fulfill major validation objectives for CO 2 (OCO, GOSAT) and CH 4 (GOSAT) . Separating the influence of urban and rural emissions is a major problem for continental and regional scale atmospheric chemistry. Atmospheric chemical species are transported rapidly to the upper
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course AGRICULTUR 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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36901 - Agricultural Gas and Aerosol Experiment (AGGAE) by...

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