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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
CO impact on Morbidity
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
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.
Notes:

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