Find and Fix Super Emitters for Greater Methane Emissions Reductions

This webinar showcases PG&E’s Super Emitter Program and how PG&E has operationalized Picarro’s emissions quantification technology. The program helps PG&E reduce methane emissions in accordance with California’s emission reduction legislation. The Picarro solution combines data analytics with a vehicle-based methane emissions data collection platform and is used annually across PG&E’s gas distribution territory, resulting in the rapid identification of “Super Emitter” leaks which have especially high leak flow rates.

EtO Emissions Regulations are Evolving. Are You Ready?

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is very effective for the sterilization of medical equipment and in the manufacture of plastics, glycols, detergents, solvents, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, recent studies indicate that EtO may be more harmful to humans than previously realized. Industry and regulatory initiatives are underway to better characterize the risks of exposure to workers and communities. The first step to properly characterizing the risks of exposure to EtO is getting accurate measurements of it. In this webinar Picarro and CleanAir Engineering experts reveal a new methodology for the measurement of EtO.

Greenhouse Gas Measurement in Harsh Environments

In this webinar, Dr Christine O’Connell (Silver Lab, Berkeley) will discuss the application of the G2508 and Eosense eosAC chamber system to studying redox and drought conditions in a montane rainforest in Puerto Rico. Dr. Nick Nickerson (Eosense) will continue the discussion with demonstration of the use of the Picarro GasScouter in an off-grid wetland deployment with the eosAC chamber system, as well as demonstration of a portable survey-style application in a coastal barren/wetland ecosystem. Dr. Gregor Lucic (Picarro) will finish up the discussion by providing an overview of how a modular approach to CRDS technology can open doors for new and exciting datasets.

Hot Gases, Cool Techniques: Measuring Carbon Isotopes at Volcanoes

Volcanoes are amazing features and a major contributor of CO2 to the atmosphere. One challenge has been to measure the carbon isotopic signature of a volcanic plume, which tells a lot about the deep processes and can potentially help forecast eruptions. This one-hour webinar will feature John Stix (Professor, McGill University) and Fiona D’Arcy (PhD student, McGill University) joined by Gregor Lucic (Application Scientist, Picarro) as they unravel the possibilities when deploying Picarro instruments in the field.

Advanced in-flight measurements to quantify methane emission

Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted from human activities. Atmospheric methane concentrations have tripled since pre-industrial times, and this increase has contributed about 20% of the global radiative forcing due to long-lived greenhouse gases. Quantifying sources of methane is therefore necessary to inform future climate change mitigation policy.

Leave No Flux Undetected. Improved Detection and Quality Assurance of Greenhouse Gas Exchange Rates Measured with Picarro G2508

In this webinar replay, learn about how Picarro's Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) technology can be used to measure soil gas flux in-situ. Dr. Nabil Saad (Picarro, Inc.) is joined by Dr. Jesper Christiansen (U. of Copenhagen) and Dr. Nick Nickerson (Eosense). Jesper and Nick have hands-on experience with Picarro's G2508 Soil Flux System and they share their experience and results in achieving lower detection limits in gas flux measurements during the webinar.

Picarro Carbon Isotope Analysis System for Accurate and Precise Total Carbon and δ13C Measurements on Liquid and Solid Samples

Listen to Adam Subhas (California Institute of Technology), Nick Rollins (University of Southern California) and Nabil Saad (Picarro, Inc.) discuss making accurate and precise total carbon and δ13C measurements on discrete samples using a Picarro Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer and the Liaison Introduction System. Adam and Nick will demonstrate how Picarro carbon isotope analyzers can be coupled to an Automate FX for seawater DIC measurements and solid carbonates, and to an Elemental Analyzer for organic carbon measurements and TOC. Adam will also share recent results from calcite dissolution experiments that are designed to probe the global carbon cycle and how the saturation state of the oceans can drive changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide. You can also view Subhas et al. (2015) here.

Urban Carbon Emissions - A Case Study from the LA Megacities Project

This webinar, featuring Riley Duren from NASA/JPL and Caltech, and Graham Leggett, Picarro, Inc., will focus on urban carbon emissions monitoring. Riley will share his experiences from deploying the LA Megacities Project and the goals of their research. Graham will present information about how Picarro technology has facilitated the development of such networks, including providing information on the Picarro G2301 and G2401 for best-in-class greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration measurements. If you are interested in learning about urban networks for monitoring GHGs, or considering deploying a network yourself, this is the webinar for you!

Improving the Stability of Carbon Isotope Measurements in Carbon Dioxide and Methane for Atmospheric Applications

Please register to view a playback recording of this webinar featuring Picarro Research Fellow, Chris Rella, PhD and Application Specialist, Caleb Arata. They discuss how carbon isotopes measurements are made via Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) and how careful calibration can improve the stability of measurements for demanding atmospheric applications. If you want to learn more about how to optimize your calibration protocol and field set up for measuring δ13C in ambient atmospheric CO2 and CH4, this is the webinar for you!

Using Nitrogen Isotopes to Partition N2O Emissions in Agriculture

Please register to view a playback recording of this webinar, featuring Professor Richard Farrell (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. Nabil Saad (Picarro). They discuss the application and underlying technology that enabled Prof. Farrell to partition residue-derived and residue-induced emissions of N2O from agricultural lands using 15N-labelled crop residues. If you are interested in learning more about how nitrogen isotopes can be applied to soil and agriculture studies, or are interested in Picarro's mid infrared Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy platform, this is the webinar for you!

What Can 17O-excess Do for You?

Please register to view our recorded webinar on the theory of 17O-excess measurements in water. Professor Eric Steig from the University of Washington who will discuss his research from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide core.

The live webinar will also feature Kate Dennis, Ph.D., from Picarro discussing the latest advancements in Picarro water isotope instrumentation.