Atmosphere

Theme commentary
Tom Beer, Michael Borgas, Willem Bouma, Paul Fraser, Paul Holper and Simon Torok
CSIRO Atmospheric Research
prepared for the 2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee, 2006

Acronyms and abbreviations

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ADR Australian Design Rule
AGO  Australian Greenhouse Office
BOM Bureau of Meteorology
CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons
CUEs     Critical Use Exemptions
EESC Equivalent Effective Stratospheric Chlorine
HFCs Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
IDRO Insurance Disaster Response Organisation
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
NEPM National Environment Protection Measure
NGGI National Greenhouse Gas Inventory
NPI National Pollutant Inventory
ODP Ozone Depletion Potential
ODS Ozone Depleting Substance
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PFCs Perfluorocarbons
Pg Petagrams (1015 g = 1012 kg = 109 tonne)
PM particulate matter
ppm parts per million
SOE State of the Environment
UV Ultraviolet
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds