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English translation: emissions and greenhouse gases

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German term or phrase:Emissionsbilanz, Bilanz der Treibhausgase
English translation:emissions and greenhouse gases
Entered by: Anthony Frey
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12:57 Feb 18, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Emissionsbilanz, Bilanz der Treibhausgase
The last one in this little series:
... um die Emissionsbilanz zu verbessern.
... ergeben sich Vorteile in der Bilanz der Treibhausgase.
Balance somehow doesn't sound right to me in this context.
greenhouse gas regime ?
TiA for any suggestions.
Chris
Chris Koenig
Local time: 13:45
emissions and greenhouse gases
Explanation:
I agree that balance sounds strange and would just say: in order to improve emissions - and offers an advantage with regard to greenhouse gases.

Good luck!
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Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 16:45
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Thank you all for all your helpful (and extensive) suggestions. After torturing my brain for a bit longer
I came to the conclusion that Leipzig's suggestions fit best into the context of my document.

Chris
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Summary of answers provided
na +1emissions and greenhouse gases
Anthony Frey
na"emissions balance" and "balance of greenhouse gases"Dan McCrosky
naemission situation, greenhouse gas balance
Mats Wiman
naBalance (equilibrium) of (gas) emission, Gas balance of hothouse, greenhouse, etc.
ttagir
naemissions balance, balance of green house gasesUschi (Ursula) Walke


  

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16 mins
emissions balance, balance of green house gases


Explanation:
your own answer. sounds perfect to me.


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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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emissions and greenhouse gases


Explanation:
I agree that balance sounds strange and would just say: in order to improve emissions - and offers an advantage with regard to greenhouse gases.

Good luck!

Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 16:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 444
Grading comment
Thank you all for all your helpful (and extensive) suggestions. After torturing my brain for a bit longer
I came to the conclusion that Leipzig's suggestions fit best into the context of my document.

Chris

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agree  rjbemben: I think "bilanz" has more to do with the "bottom line" than some sort of "equilibrium" or "balance" here. Maybe "overall emissions" or "total emissions".
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42 mins
Balance (equilibrium) of (gas) emission, Gas balance of hothouse, greenhouse, etc.


Explanation:
Pity, I cannot see whether your excerpt concerns so-called "greenhouse effect" or it is a part of something describing a real greenhouse or hothouse...
Gor the last case, you might use the following meanings:
... to improve the balance of emission to environment

... if advantages are obtained in the improvement of the (gaseous) balance (equilibrium) of gases in hothouse, greenhous, (under glass) etc.

So, here the balance stands for the difference (which might be simply STABLE, not zero) between gases which are permitted to enter inside and/or left outside a room which seemingly mean hothouse or greenhouse (these are used to cultivate different plants which like warm and damp climatic conditions).

Indeed, any hothouse can be treated as a part of system formed by it and the environment. Therefore, in gaseous exchnage between these two parts, there can be attained an equilibrium state (we do not speak also about so-called thermal/heat balance). In part, plants produce from gaseous carbonic acid some quantities of oxygen.

Recall that now one can purchase so-called "closed equilibrium aquariums", which do not contact with ambient media with except for light and heat. All plants, microorganisms, and animals in such a system are passing their life cycles without "killing each other", but helping to survive. Therefore, in its exchnange with environment, any hothouse also possesses a certain "score" or "count" for things hwich leave it and enter into it. Consequently, you might treat this exchange as either balanced or not.

Please also look the articles in Britannica, called
===
1. The Hydrosphere: IMPACT OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON THE HYDROSPHERE: Buildup of greenhouse gases
2. The History of Technology: Perceptions of technology: THE TECHNOLOGICAL DILEMMA: Ecological
balance.
===

For the first meaning (see the top), please refer in Britannica to the article called
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Climate and Weather: CLIMATE AND LIFE: Coevolution of climate and life: CAUSES OF CLIMATIC CHANGE: The greenhouse effect.
===

Help you now will know the correct sense of this equilibrium state:)

Yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU.


    Reference: http://Britannica.com
ttagir
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2 hrs
emission situation, greenhouse gas balance


Explanation:
'balance' seems OK to me in the second phrase


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Mats Wiman
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14 hrs
"emissions balance" and "balance of greenhouse gases"


Explanation:
"Emission balance" would be a rather European expression. Most of the sites where it comes up are from Germanic, Baltic, middle European and Nordic counties, not many British or US sites. More normal for English native speakers would be "emissions balance" as at several sites including the US EPA:

http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2000/January/Day-20/a1.h...

"Using this emissions profile, you must show that the periods of under-control and over-control of emissions balance and the batch cycle percent reduction, or the overall percent reduction, is achieved."

The terms "energy balance" and "environmental balance" are used in Degering/Wessels Wörterbuch Umwelt. I also researched this subject for an environmental translation last year and finally used "energy balance" and "environmental balance" too. I would think then that "emissions balance" would also be quite OK.

"greenhouse gases balance" is used by this British site:

http://www.the-hastings.demon.co.uk/herenow/here19/climate.h...

"One way to meet the threat is to develop Greenhouse accountancy. Carbon dioxide is a good indicator currency for this purpose. Costs, short term profits and the immediate relief of unemployment, everything should be considered against the change in the Greenhouse gases balance resulting from our activities."

but there are many more hits for "balance of greenhouse gases" as used by the US Department of Energy:

http://www.fe.doe.gov/remarks/99_hsci1.html

"Coupled with carbon sequestration, these facilities would add little, if any, carbon dioxide to the world's balance of greenhouse gases."

I would not use "regime".

HTH - Dan


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