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Global Warming Potential

Global Warming Potential

This is the ability of a 'lower emitting' green-house gas to trap heat in the atmosphere. This is expressed as a number based upon the GWP of carbon dioxide being 1. The GWP is calculated over a 100 year time horizon. For example:
Carbon Dioxide = 1
Nitrous oxide = 310 (ie Traps 310 x as much heat).
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