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Air pollution and climate-forcing impacts of a global hydrogen economy.
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PMID:  14576429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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If today's surface traffic fleet were powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cell technology, anthropogenic emissions of the ozone precursors nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide could be reduced by up to 50%, leading to significant improvements in air quality throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Model simulations of such a scenario predict a decrease in global OH and an increased lifetime of methane, caused primarily by the reduction of the NOx emissions. The sign of the change in climate forcing caused by carbon dioxide and methane depends on the technology used to generate the molecular hydrogen. A possible rise in atmospheric hydrogen concentrations is unlikely to cause significant perturbations of the climate system.
Authors:
Martin G Schultz; Thomas Diehl; Guy P Brasseur; Werner Zittel
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  302     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-24     Completed Date:  2003-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  624-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Bundesstrasse 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany. martin.schultz@dkrz.de
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Science. 2003 Oct 24;302(5645):581-2   [PMID:  14576412 ]

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