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Picarro CTO Eric Crosson and Philippe Ciais of LSCE to Convene a Session at EGU13 on Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Call for Abstract

Date: December 1, 2012

We would like to tell you about a session at the EGU 2013 General Assembly, April 7-12, 2013 in Vienna, which Picarro CTO Eric Crosson and Philippe Ciais of LSCE will convene.

The abstract deadline is Jan. 9th 2013.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013

Vienna | Austria | 07 – 12 April 2013

Program Group: Energy, Resources and the Environment
ERE5.1: Measurement of Greenhouse Gases at the Urban Scale

Convener: E. Crosson  
Co-Convener: P. Ciais
Abstract Submission

Methane PlumeThe measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from urban centers in Europe and the U.S. is of extreme interest to academic researchers, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and industry.  This interest is being driven by the fact that the identification and quantification of GHG emissions enable policy makers to make informed, metrics-based decisions and to incentivize changes in transportation and land use patterns  In addition, anticipated regulatory changes to GHG emissions requirements, as well as recent claims by the natural gas industry that natural gas is the clean fuel of the future, have given rise to even more interest.

Utilizing a variety of measurement tools, including networks of analyzers, flux measurements, and measurements taken by aircraft and cars, just to name a few, knowledge about urban-scale GHG emissions is quickly growing. 

This session is open to those focused on efforts to measure and quantify GHG emissions at the facility-level, the neighborhood-level, and also at city and regional scales. To this end, we welcome those involved with GHG concentration and emissions measurements around urban centers to present their work. In addition, because it is a very fast growing area, plans to develop such measurement capabilities around specific cities or regions are also welcomed. It is hoped that the session will bring together many researchers, and even policy makers, who are interested in pooling resources and collaborating on such projects.