Special Feature: Quantification of Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Indianapolis Flux Experiment
Collection launched: 20 Oct 2016
Paul Palmer, The University of Edinburgh
Armin Wisthaler, University of Oslo
Lori Bruhwiler, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division
Thomas Lauvaux, Penn State University
Atmospheric monitoring of urban carbon emissions
Urban greenhouse gas emissions represent about 70% of the global carbon emissions. In order to curb these emissions, independent verification emerges as a necessity to inform reduction approaches. The Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX) seeks to demonstrate and develop methods to monitor anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions at high spatial and temporal resolution from the Indianapolis urban area using direct measurements of the surrounding atmosphere. This Special Feature presents the latest findings from INFLUX.