Other than carbon dioxide, what other greenhouse gases do scientists measure?

1 Answer
Oct 20, 2017

There are also measurements of #N_2O and CH_4#.


There are many greenhouses gases. But carbon dioxide is the one that is found in relatively high concentration in our atmosphere thanks to the industrial revolution and cars, industrial plants, landfills, increasing number of people in the world, and decreasing number of green plants, etc.

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere is now 400 ppm. It is the second most abundant greenhouse gas. Before the industrial revolution (before 1850s) it was below 300 ppm.

That is why it is important.

In addition, some scientists measure other greenhouse gases.