IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007: Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis
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´╗┐Figure 2.8. Estimates used to evaluate trends in weighted global average OH concentrations. (A) and (B): comparison of 1980 to 1999 OH anomalies (relative to their long-term means) inferred by Bousquet et al. (2005), Prinn et al. (2001) and Krol et al. (2003) from AGAGE methyl chloroform observations, and by Bousquet et al. (2005) when methyl chloroform emissions as well as OH are inferred; error bars for Bousquet et al. (2005) refer to 1 standard deviation inversion errors while yellow areas refer to the envelope of their 18 OH inversions. (C) OH concentrations for 1979 to 2003 inferred by Prinn et al. (2005a) (utilising industry emissions corrected using recent methyl chloroform observations), showing the recovery of 2003 OH levels to 1979 levels; also shown are results assuming uncorrected emissions and estimates of recent oceanic re-emissions. Error bars in Prinn et al. (2001, 2005a) are 1 standard deviation and include inversion, model, emission and calibration errors from large Monte Carlo ensembles (see Section 2.3.5 for details and references).´╗┐