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Introducing a new tool for greenhouse gas calculation tailored for cropland: rationale, operational framework and potential application [in press]

Wassmann, R.; Pasco, R.; Zerrudo, J.; Ngo, D. M.; Vo, T. B. T.; Sander, B. O.

The new GHG calculator named SECTOR (Source-selective and Emission-adjusted GHG CalculaTOR for Cropland) is based on the IPCC Tier 2 approach for rice as well as other crops. The new features of SECTOR facilitate high flexibility in terms of entering newly obtained emission factors, easy data transfer from crop statistics for entering activity data and detailed specifications of GHG scenarios. A new procedure of entering frequency-based data on current water management practices was also developed. Moreover, the tool allows deviating from the 2006 IPCC Guidelines by considering field records with high background levels of N₂O emissions in the overall assessment of GHG emissions. This article assesses different applications of the tool, namely as add-ons to field measurements, for GHG calculation at national/sectorial scale and within measurement, reporting and verification of development projects. SECTOR is downloadable in the form of templates that can be used to develop custom versions with varying levels of disaggregated data entries at different scales. A case study for rice production in one Vietnamese province demonstrates the potential to display GHG results in combination with GIS. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000092881
Veröffentlicht am 10.04.2019
DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2018.1553436
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1758-3004, 1758-3012
KITopen-ID: 1000092881
Erschienen in Carbon management
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 22.02.2019
Schlagworte GHG calculation tool, Tier 2, emission factors, activity data, Thai Binh Province (Vietnam)
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