Cities are major sources of carbon emissions due to the concentration of human activities. Traditional methods of urban carbon emission estimates leave much to be desired because they are based upon incomplete information, proxy estimations, simplified models, and indirect measurements resulting in partial information that is of limited value for decision making.
In part 2 of the series, we describe how stationary concentration measurements and mobile monitoring can be used to provide real data that can lead to actionable insights. For example, concentration measurements can help plan emission reduction efforts for the greatest effect, and then measure the results of local emission reduction activities. Similar to direct emission measurements, concentration measurements could also be useful for future planning, zoning, funding/investments, transportation decisions, policies, regulations, and safety among others for urban development at local and national levels.
In this webinar, we will focus on how individuals are taking stationary concentration measurements and mobile applications for analyzers, and how that has been used by researchers to address city impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
Dr. George Burba
Senior Field Application Scientist
Dr. Graham Leggett