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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
CO impact on NEX
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
Principal Method Name:
EPS: global warming
Method Description:
NEX is Normalised EXtinction of species.


The characterisation factor is determined by an equivalency method using CO2 as a reference.

Equivalency factor GWP100 for CO is 3. (Houghton et. al, 1990)

The characterisation factor for CO2 is 1.26Eľ14 per kg CO2. Therefore the Characterisation factor for CO will be 3*1.26Eľ14 = 3.78E-14 /kg CO.
Literature Reference:
Equivalency factor GWP100 for CO is 3. (Houghton et. al, 1990) The characterisation factor for CO2 is 1.26Eľ14 per kg CO2. Therefore the Characterisation factor for CO will be 3*1.26Eľ14 = 3.78E-14 /kg CO.
Methodological Range:
The impact is of global character. The modelled system is therefore global
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of CO impact on NEX
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
CO 3.78E-14 NEX/kg Global warming