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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (11th Edition - Last updated on 11-06-2019)

♦ Category: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use

IPCC: 3C5 - Aggregate Sources and Non-CO2 Emissions Sources on Land - Indirect N2O Emissions from Managed Soils
Sector: Agriculture & Forestry : Ag Soil Management : Manure : Indirect

♦ Activity: Nitrogen in unmanaged manure - Poultry

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 2003 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 1.04 tonne of N2O Emitted (309.50 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Nitrogen in unmanaged manure] * ([Volatilization rate] * [Redeposited nitrogen emitted as N2O]+[Leaching rate]*[Leached nitrogen emitted as N2O]) * [Molecular weight ratio of N2O to N2]
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programmed, Eggleston HAS., Biennia L., Miwa K., Negara T. and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.4, Chap. 11: Managed Soils. Published: IGES, Japan. https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/vol4.html

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Nitrogen in unmanaged manure = 155,539,381 g (i.e. 155.54 tonnes) of Poultry
Basis: Compilation
Reference: ARB (2016). Technical support document on GHG inventory methodologies for the 2000-2014 inventory. See Discussion of nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soil management available at: ttps://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf#https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Leached nitrogen emitted as N2O = 7.500E-03
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programmed, Eggleston HAS., Biennia L., Miwa K., Negara T. and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.4, Chap. 11: Managed Soils. Published: IGES, Japan. https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/vol4.html
Parameter: Leaching rate = 0.3
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programmed, Eggleston HAS., Biennia L., Miwa K., Negara T. and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.4, Chap. 11: Managed Soils. Published: IGES, Japan. https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/vol4.html
Parameter: Nitrogen emitted as N2O = 0.01 g / g
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programmed, Eggleston HAS., Biennia L., Miwa K., Negara T. and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.4, Chap. 11: Managed Soils. Published: IGES, Japan. https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/vol4.html
Parameter: Redeposited nitrogen emitted as N2O = 0.01 g / g
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programmed, Eggleston HAS., Biennia L., Miwa K., Negara T. and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.4, Chap. 11: Managed Soils. Published: IGES, Japan. https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/vol4.html
Parameter: Volatilization rate = 0.2 g / g
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programmed, Eggleston HAS., Biennia L., Miwa K., Negara T. and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.4, Chap. 11: Managed Soils. Published: IGES, Japan. https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/vol4.html
Constant: Molecular weight ratio of N2O to N2 = 1.571133815
Reference: IUPAC (2006). Atomic Weights of the Elements 2005 (IUPAC Technical Report). Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 11, pp. 20512066, 2006.
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 298
Reference: IPCC (2007). Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon S., Qin D., Manning M., Chen Z., Marquis M., Averyt K.B., Tignor M., and Miller H.L. (eds.). http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_ipcc_fourth_assessment_report_synthesis_report.htm

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: 6.677E-03 g of N2O per g of Poultry
1.99 g of CO2eq. per g of Poultry
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