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Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994, in CDIAC/Trends

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Abstract: Estimates of man-made (anthropogenic) emissions of methane (CH4), from
1860 through 1994 are available in this data set. Data are provided
for the following sources:

- Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas
- Oil and Gas Supply Systems, Excluding Flaring
- Coal Mining
- Biomass Burning
- Livestock Farming
- Rice Farming and Related Activities
- Landfills

Changes in emissions over time were estimated by treating emissions as
a function of variables (such as population or coal production) for
which historical time series are available. Data are given in units of
metric tons.

For more information on the Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on
Global Change, see:
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Caption:  Annual Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions
Description:  Chart of Annual Global Anthropogenic Emissions (Tg)

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stern, D.I. and R.K. Kaufmann
Dataset Title: Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994
Dataset Series Name: Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change
Dataset Release Date: July 1998
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, TN
Dataset Publisher: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1860-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Annual
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Please cite investigators when using this data set.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Fax: (865) 574-2232
Contact Address:
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O.. Box 2008
Province or State: TENNESSEE
Postal Code: 37831-6335
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp, WWW
Distribution Format: ASCII, spreadsheets
Fees: None
Contact Address:
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
Boston University
675 Commonwealth Avenue
City: Boston
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02215
Country: USA
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Stern, D.I., and R.K. Kaufmann. 1996. Estimates of global
anthropogenic methane emissions 1860-1993. Chemosphere 33:159-76.

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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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