Articles | Volume 12, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 12, 5291–5308, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5291-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 5291–5308, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5291-2015
Research article
16 Sep 2015
Research article | 16 Sep 2015

Derivation of greenhouse gas emission factors for peatlands managed for extraction in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom

D. Wilson et al.

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We quantified carbon dioxide emissions from drained peat extraction sites in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom and also measured a range of greenhouse gases that are released to the atmosphere with the burning of peat. Our derived carbon dioxide emission factors were considerably lower than those derived by the IPCC, which has major implications for National Inventory reporting under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol.
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