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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
CO impact on Morbidity
Date Completed:
Principal Method Name:
EPS: global warming
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 CO thus is 1.96E-06 person-years/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 system is urban and global and during the year 1990.

Existing Characterisation Factors of CO impact on Morbidity
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor Morbidity EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
CO 1.96E-06 p yr/kg global warming