U.S. Methane Emissions 1990 - 2020: Inventories, Projections, and Opportunities from EPA
Entry ID: EPA_METHANE_EMISSIONS

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Summary
Abstract: This report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
presents a baseline forecast of methane emissions from the major
anthropogenic and natural sources in the U.S. and cost estimates of
reducing these emissions. Emissions estimates are given for 1990
through 1997 with projections for 2000 to 2020. Methane is a valuable
energy resource and the second leading anthropogenic contributor to
global climate change after carbon dioxide.

Major anthropogenic sources of methane emissions are:
livestock manure
domestic sewage
coal
landfills
biomass burning
natural gas and oil
rice paddies
enteric fermentation

Major natural sources of methane emissions are:
termites
oceans and freshwater
gas hydrates
wetlands

The report is available online in .pdf format from:
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Description: U.S. EPA inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks 1990-1997
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 23.0   E: -70.0   W: -130.0
  N: 73.0   S: 50.0   E: -140.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. EPA
Dataset Title: U.S. Methane Emissions 1990 - 2020: Inventories, Projections, and Opportunities
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Methane Emissions 1990 - 2020: Inventories, Projections, and Opportunities
Dataset Release Date: September 1999
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Issue Identification: EPA-430-R-99-013
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 2020-12-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.epa.gov/air/

Data Center Personnel
Name: FRANCISCO C. DE LA CHESNAYE
Phone: 202-564-0172
Fax: 202-565-2077
Email: delachesnaye.francisco at epa.gov
Contact Address:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office of Atmospheric Programs
Climate Protection Division
Methane Energy Branch
U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency
401 M. Street SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online, hardcopy
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202-564-0172
Fax: 202-565-2077
Email: delachesnaye.francisco at epa.gov
Contact Address:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office of Atmospheric Programs
Climate Protection Division
Methane Energy Branch
U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency
401 M. Street SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Country: USA
Publications/References
Dlugokencky, E.J., K.A. Masarie, P.M. Lang, and
P.P. Tans. 1998. Continuing decline in the growth rate of the
atmospheric methane burden, Nature, 4 393, 4 June 1998.

EPA. 1999. Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks 1990-1997,
Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation. U.S. Environmental
protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
"http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCente...
sGHGEmissionsUSEmissionsInventory2003.html"
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-02-16
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