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EQUIVALENT FACTORS

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French Equivalent: Coefficients d’équivalence

Definition:
Equivalent factors are factors used to convert quantities from their original physical units into a common accounting unit for the purpose of aggregating energy sources or assessing contributions” to environmental problems from diverse sources (for example, the contribution of different pollutants to global warming).

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Energy conversion factors

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, November 08, 2001