Greenhouse Gases

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Greenhouse Gases. / Tuckett, Richard.

Encyclopedia of Analytical Science. ed. / Paul Worsfold; Alan Townshend; Colin Poole; Manuel Miró. 3rd. ed. Elsevier, 2019. p. 362-372 (Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering; Vol. 4).

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Harvard

Tuckett, R 2019, Greenhouse Gases. in P Worsfold, A Townshend, C Poole & M Miró (eds), Encyclopedia of Analytical Science. 3rd edn, Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, vol. 4, Elsevier, pp. 362-372 . https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14031-4

APA

Tuckett, R. (2019). Greenhouse Gases. In P. Worsfold, A. Townshend, C. Poole, & M. Miró (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (3rd ed., pp. 362-372 ). (Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering; Vol. 4). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14031-4

Vancouver

Tuckett R. Greenhouse Gases. In Worsfold P, Townshend A, Poole C, Miró M, editors, Encyclopedia of Analytical Science. 3rd ed. Elsevier. 2019. p. 362-372 . (Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14031-4

Author

Tuckett, Richard. / Greenhouse Gases. Encyclopedia of Analytical Science. editor / Paul Worsfold ; Alan Townshend ; Colin Poole ; Manuel Miró. 3rd. ed. Elsevier, 2019. pp. 362-372 (Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering).

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