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A comparative mathematical analysis of methane emission in India and USA

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Basic Science and Humanities (Chemistry), Narula Institute of Technology, Agarpara, Kolkata-700109, West Bengal, India
  • 2Department of Basic Science and Humanities (Mathematics), Narula Institute of Technology, Agarpara, Kolkata-700109, West Bengal, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (2), Pages 55-58, February,22 (2017)


Global anthropogenic methane mission causes an alarming environmental situation for the last few decades. Methane is one of the important green gases which is reported its stronger global warming potential than carbon dioxide. Among the greenhouse gases, methane is supposed to be the second most damaging greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide produced mainly by anthropogenic activities. The main sources of methane emission include mainly industry, agriculture and waste product. The paper makes an attempt for a comparative analysis of methane emission in two countries such as India and United States of America (USA) using historical data of about 100 years by non-linear least square regression analysis method. The validation of emission mode of methane is incorporated upon examination of Coefficient of determination and residual analysis. The paper also utilizes the instantaneous rate of change (IROC) of the gas emission trend of the model for long term prediction of the two countries.


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