Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases: The Hungarian Perspective by László Haszpra (auth.), László Haszpra (eds.)

By László Haszpra (auth.), László Haszpra (eds.)

Human brought on international weather swap is the largest problem humankind faces this day. expanding volume of atmospheric greenhouse gases play an important position within the evolution of the weather. with out the certainty of the contributing techniques, feedbacks and interactions we can't are expecting the long run alterations and advance powerful mitigation recommendations. to diminish the uncertainty of the worldwide reviews distinctive local stories are wanted surveying the neighborhood features of the atmospheric greenhouse gasoline price range and the influencing elements. Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases: The Hungarian point of view covers a coherent subset of the Hungarian weather swap orientated learn that's without delay on the topic of greenhouse gases. issues mentioned within the e-book diversity from the tracking of the concentrations and fluxes of atmospheric greenhouse gases, throughout the modeling of atmosphere-biosphere interplay and greenhouse fuel alternate techniques, to the evaluate of the anthropogenic contribution of Hungary to the greenhouse fuel finances of the ambience. The stories name the eye to the neighborhood houses that may modulate the ecu scale or international photo at the version of atmospheric greenhouse gases.

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The remarkable difference in the atmospheric mixing depth (typically 50–200 m during night and 1,500–2,000 m during summer afternoon) also contributes to the formation of the high daily amplitude. Such a diurnal variation in the mixing ratio can hardly be seen at remote oceanic or arctic sites where there is no surrounding vegetation near the monitoring site and the variation in the mixing depth is smaller. As the sources and sinks are located at the surface, the amplitude of the diurnal cycle attenuates with height.

The CH4 concentration measured at Hegyhátsál exceeds the latitudinal background represented by the marine boundary layer reference mixing ratio (GLOBALVIEW-CH4 2009) by 74 nmol mol−1 on average (1994–2008). The offset from Mace Head is somewhat lower (60 nmol mol−1). The positive offset is certainly the result of the mid-continental location of the Hungarian station, which is surrounded with anthropogenic sources. It is supported by the fact that the average CH4 mixing ratio at BSC, southeast off Hegyhátsál, is 42 nmol mol−1 higher than that at the Hungarian monitoring station.

The atmospheric residence times of CO2, CH4, N2O, and halogen-containing GHGs are rather long that allow them to distribute more or less evenly in the global atmosphere with little regional differences on a longer time scale. g. continental or hemispheric) differences at best. There are only a few studies attempting to compare measurements of individual monitoring sites with the global tendencies and to reveal possible local/regional features, seasonal or diurnal variations, especially in the case of non-CO2 GHGs.

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