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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
CO impact on crop
Date Completed:
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.

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