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An Assessment of Emissions and Mitigation Options for Black Carbon for the Arctic Council;Technical Report of the Arctic Council Task Force on ShortLived Climate Forcers (2011)

dc.contributor.authorArctic Council
dc.coverage.spatialArctic
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:07:20Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:07:20Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8679
dc.descriptionThis report focuses on BC (black carbon) because the Arctic Council Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers (henceforth referred to as the Task Force) decided that, among the SLCFs (short-lived climate forcers), BC requires the most additional technical analyses. BC is the carbonaceous component of particulate matter (PM) formed by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass. BC particles strongly absorb sunlight and give soot its black colour. Sources of BC emit a complex mixture of substances, including organic carbon (OC),nitrates, and sulphates. BC remains in the atmosphere for days to weeks and warms the climate by absorbing both incoming and outgoing solar radiation and by darkening snow and ice after deposition, thereby reducing the surface albedo, or reflectivity. This albedo effect is particularly prevalent in the Arctic region.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherArctic Council
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectArctic ecosystem
dc.subjectArctic region
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectclimate change adaptation
dc.subjectclimate change mitigation
dc.subjectemission
dc.subjectemission control;emission factor
dc.subjectemission forecast
dc.subjectemission reduction
dc.subjectemission source
dc.subjectmitigation measure
dc.subjectorganic carbon
dc.subjectfossil fuel
dc.subjectmethane
dc.subjectenvironmental assessment
dc.subjectatmospheric emission
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.titleAn Assessment of Emissions and Mitigation Options for Black Carbon for the Arctic Council;Technical Report of the Arctic Council Task Force on ShortLived Climate Forcers (2011)
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id10492
wd.identifier.uneplive1
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000047


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