Advertisement

Climatic Change

, 75:103 | Cite as

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Hydroelectric Dams: Reply tO Rosa Et al.

  • Philip M. FearnsideEmail author
Article

Keywords

Global Warming Potential Methane Concentration Hydroelectric Reservoir Climate Convention Environmental Science Series 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Brazil, MCT.: 2002, Degravação do workshop: Utilização de Sistemas Automáticos de Monitoramento e Medição de Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa da Qualidade da Água em Reservatórios de Hidrelétricas. Centro de Gestão de Estudos Estratégicos do MCT, Brasília – DF, 06 de fevereiro de 2002. Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia (MCT), Brasília, DF, Brazil. http://www.mct.gov.br/clima/brasil/doc/workad.doc.
  2. Delmas, R., Richard, S., Guérin, F., Abril, G., Galy-Lacaux, C., Delon, C., and Grégoire, A.: 2004, ‘Long term greenhouse gas emissions from the hydroelectric reservoir of Petit Saut (French Guiana) and potential impacts’, in Tremblay, A., Varfalvy, L., Roehm, C., and Garneau, M. (eds.), ít Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Fluxes and Processes. Hydroelectric Reservoirs and Natural Environments, Environmental Science Series, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 293–312.Google Scholar
  3. Fearnside, P. M.: 1995, ‘Hydroelectric dams in the Brazilian Amazon as sources of ‘greenhouse gases’, ít Environ. Conserv. 22(1), 7–19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Fearnside, P. M.: 1997, ‘Greenhouse-gas emissions from Amazonian hydroelectric reservoirs: The example of Brazil's Tucuruí Dam as compared to fossil fuel alternatives’, ít Environ. Conserv. 24(1), 64–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Fearnside, P. M.: 2002a, ‘Greenhouse gas emissions from a hydroelectric reservoir (Brazil's Tucuruí Dam) and the energy policy implications’, ít Water Air Soil Pollut. 133(1–4), 69–96.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Fearnside, P. M.: 2002b, ‘Time preference in global warming calculations: A proposal for a unified index’, ít Ecol. Econ. 41(1), 21–31.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Fearnside, P. M.: 2004a, ‘Greenhouse gas emissions from hydroelectric dams: Controversies provide a springboard for rethinking a supposedly “clean" energy source’, ít Clim. Change 66(1–2), 1–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Fearnside, P. M.: 2004b, ‘Gases de efeito estufa em hidrelétricas da Amazônia’, ít Ciência Hoje 36(211), 41–44.Google Scholar
  9. Fearnside, P. M.: 2005, ‘Hidrelétricas planejadas no rio Xingu como fontes de gases do efeito estufa: Belo Monte (Kararaô) e Altamira (Babaquara)’, in Sevá Filho, O. (ed.), ít Tenotã-mõ: Alertas sobre as conseqüências dos projetos hidrelétricos no rio Xingu, Pará, Brasil, International Rivers Network and Coalição Rios Vivos, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, pp. 204–241.Google Scholar
  10. Galy-Lacaux, C., Delmas, R., Jambert, C., Dumestre, J.-F., Labroue, L., Richard, S., and Gosse, P.: 1997, ‘Gaseous emissions and oxygen consumption in hydroelectric dams: A case study in French Guyana’, ít Global Biogeochem. Cycles 11(4), 471–483.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Galy-Lacaux, C., Delmas, R., Kouadio, J., Richard, S., and Gosse, P.: 1999. ‘Long-term greenhouse gas emissions from hydroelectric reservoirs in tropical forest regions’, ít Global Biogeochem. Cycles 13(2), 503–517.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Geventman, L. H.: 1999, ‘Solubility of selected gases in water’, in Lide, D. R. (ed.), ít CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, ít 1999–2000, 80th edn., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 8-86–8-90.Google Scholar
  13. Plambeck, J. A.: 1995, ‘Henry's Law and the solubility of gases’, http://www.psigate.ac.uk/newsite/reference/plambeck/chem2/p01182.htm.
  14. Richard, S., Gosse, P., Grégoire, A., Delmas, R., and Galy-Lacaux, C.: 2004, ‘Impact of methane oxidation in tropical reservoirs on greenhouse gases fluxes and water quality’, in Tremblay, A., Varfalvy, L., Roehm, C., and Garneau, M. (eds.), ít Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Fluxes and Processes. Hydroelectric Reservoirs and Natural Environments, Environmental Science Series, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 529–560.Google Scholar
  15. Rosa, L. P., dos Santos, M. A., Matvienko, B., dos Santos, E. O., and Sikar, E.: 2004, ‘Greenhouse gases emissions by hydroelectric reservoirs in tropical regions’, ít Climatic Change 66(1–2), 9–21.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Rosa, L. P., dos Santos, M. A., Matvienko, B., dos Santos, E. O., Sikar, E., and dos Santos, E. O.: 2005, ‘Scientific errors in the Fearnside comments on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from hydroelectric dams and response to his political claiming’, ít Clim. Change (this issue).Google Scholar
  17. Rosa, L. P. and Schaeffer, R.: 1995, ‘Global warming potentials: The case of emissions from dams’, ít Energy Policy 23 (2), 149–158.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EcologyNational Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA)ManausBrazil

Personalised recommendations