POSSIBLE VARIATIONS IN ATMOSPHERIC METHANE.

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Journal Article

A model coupling photochemistry and vertical transport in the troposphere has been used to investigate the magnitude of possible future perturbations to atmospheric CH//4. The response of atmospheric CH//4 to an increase in the concentration of CO or to a variation in stratospheric O//3 has been studied. Both of the above mechanisms arise because a change in the concentration of tropospheric OH will lead to a change in the CH//4 abundance. The calculations imply that a perturbation of about 30-40% in atmospheric CH//4 could occur if stratospheric O//3 were perturbed by 10% of if man-made CO continued to increase. The possible consequences of a CH//4 perturbation may entail a perturbation in stratospheric photochemistry or in the thermal balance of the atmosphere.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chameides, WL; Liu, SC; Cicerone, RJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1977

Published In

  • J Geophys Res

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1795 - 1798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1029/JC082i012p01795

Citation Source

  • Scopus