The world's terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are important sources of a number of greenhouse gases and aerosols that cause atmospheric pollution and disturb the energy balance of the Earth atmosphere system.
From 18-22 January 1998, ISRIC organized an international workshop to review the state-of-the-art in the field of scaling of fluxes of greenhouse gases and ozone and aerosol precursors. The workshop focussed on identification of gaps in knowledge and in finding solutions and determining future research directions. The peer-reviewed, invited papers and working group discussions have been published as a book by Elsevier.
Cooperating organizations were the International Society of Soil Science (ISSS), International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Programme (IGAC), Global Emission Inventories Activity (GEIA), Centre for Climate Research (CKO), and the Climate and Biosphere Programme of the Wageningen University (CCB).