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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
CO impact on crop
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
Principal Method Name:
EPS: equivalency method using CO2 as a reference
Method Description:
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 7.56E-04 kg crop/kg CO2. Therefore the Characterisation factor for CO will be 3*7.56E04 = 2.27E03 kg crop/kg CO.
Literature Reference:
Houghton, J.T Jenkins, G.J. and Ephraums, J.J., (Ed.) (1990) Climate change The IPCC scientific assessment. Cambridge University Press
Methodological Range:
The impact is of global character. The modelled system is therefore global.
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of CO impact on crop
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor Crop EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
CO 2.27E-03 kg/kg