Spatial GHG inventory in the agriculture sector and uncertainty analysis: A case study for Poland

Charkovska, N.R., Bun, R., Danylo, O., Horabik-Pyzel, J., & Jonas, M. ORCID: (2015). Spatial GHG inventory in the agriculture sector and uncertainty analysis: A case study for Poland. In: Proceedings, 4th International Workshop on Uncertainty in Atmospheric Emissions, 7-9 October 2015, Krakow, Poland. pp. 16-24 Warsaw, Poland: Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. ISBN 83-894-7557-X

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Estimation of uncertainties is an important part of complete inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Information on uncertainty is intended not only to question the reliability of inventory estimates, but to assist in the identifying priority measures to improve the quality of future inventories. This article discusses bottom-up inventory from the agricultural sector in Poland. Accordingly to the developed geoinformation approach area-type sources of emission (arable lands, rural localities) were investigated. In implemented mathematical models for the estimation of GHG emissions from agricultural activity the statistical data on animal and crop production, as well as specific emission factors were used. Methods for the spatial inventory of GHG emissions from agricultural sources, taking into account the specifics of animal nutrition, are described. Monte-Carlo method was applied for a detailed estimation of uncertainty "from category to category," because uncertainties of input parameters (CH4 and N2O emission factors) are large and non-normally distributed (95% confidence interval). The land use map is used to calculate the territorial distribution of GHG emissions. The structure of total GHG emissions on different categories of animal sector and agricultural soils sector by type of GHG is presented and visualised as digital maps. Analysis of uncertainty of GHG inventory results were carried out for voivodeships. Results are presented as sets of numerical values of the bounds of confidence intervals for the main GHGs and at different levels of spatial disaggregation. The improving of knowledge on territories, where emissions took places, enables us to better inventory process and reduce the overall uncertainty.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4th International Workshop on Uncertainty in Atmospheric Emissions
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:25

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