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Assessment of Methane (CH4) Emissions from Rice Paddy and Crop Residues Burning in 2011 with the IPCC Guideline Methodology

  • Choi, Eun Jung (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Lee, Jong Sik (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Jeong, Hyun Cheol (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Kim, Gun Yeob (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • So, Kyu Ho (National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA)
  • Received : 2013.11.13
  • Accepted : 2013.11.28
  • Published : 2013.12.31

Abstract

Rice cultivation in the paddy field and the burning of crop residues have been identified as the important sources of methane emission in agricultural sector. This study aimed at assessment of the methane emission from croplands in the year of 2011 with the IPCC guideline methodology. Methane from rice cultivation was emitted 6,813 $CO_2$-eq Gg in 2011. According to the water management, methane emission amounts by continuously flooded and intermittently flooded were 1,499 and 5,314 $CO_2$-eq Gg, respectively. Methane emission by crop residues burning was highest in red pepper and followed by rice straw, pulses and barely in 2011. Methane emission by field burning was very little compared with rice cultivation.

Keywords

Methane ($CH_4$);Crop residues;Rice paddy;Field burning

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Rural Development Administration

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