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Nehrkorn-01 Project Profile   (updated 13-Oct-2015)
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Project Title:Prototype Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System for the Regional Scale: The Boston-DC Corridor

Science Team
Members:

Thomas Nehrkorn, AER, Inc (Project Lead)
Philip (Phil) DeCola, Sigma Space Corp.
Lucy Hutyra, Boston University
Charles (Chip) Miller, NASA JPL
Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts Boston
Steven (Steve) Wofsy, Harvard University

Project Duration: 2013 - 2016
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2013)
Successor Projects: Nehrkorn-02  
Abstract: The world's population growth is increasingly concentrated in urban areas and this trend is expected to continue in the future. Urbanization has a profound impact on carbon dynamics, leading to increases in anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and decreases in biogenic fluxes from these areas. The latter are a key component of a carbon ... [more]
CMS:
  • Atmospheric Transport
  • Land-Atmosphere Flux
  • MRV

Participants:

Bill Callahan, Earth Networks
George (Jim) Collatz, NASA GSFC
Philip (Phil) DeCola, Sigma Space Corp.
Jonathan Franklin, Harvard University
Conor Gately, Boston University
Brady Hardiman, Boston University
Lucy Hutyra, Boston University
Kathryn McKain, CIRES / NOAA
Charles (Chip) Miller, NASA JPL
Thomas Nehrkorn, AER, Inc
Andrew Reinmann, Boston University
Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts Boston
Steven (Steve) Wofsy, Harvard University

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Data
Products:
Product Title:  CMS: Atmospheric Methane Concentrations and Prior Emissions, Boston, MA, 2012-2014
Spatial Extent:  an ~18,000 km^2 area centered on Boston, MA
Spatial Resolution:  1km; also: point measurements
Time Period:  Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
Temporal Frequency:  hourly
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  CMS: DARTE Annual On-road CO2 Emissions on a 1-km Grid, Conterminous USA, 1980-2012
Spatial Extent:  coterminous USA
Spatial Resolution:  1km
Time Period:  1980-2012
Temporal Frequency:  annual
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  CO2 flux estimates.
Spatial Extent:  Boston-DC urban corridor
Spatial Resolution:  1 km
Time Period:  mid-2013 to present
Temporal Frequency:  hourly
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Measurements of CO2 concentrations.
Spatial Extent:  Boston-DC urban corridor
Spatial Resolution:  (point measurements)
Time Period:  mid-2013 to present
Temporal Frequency:  Hourly
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Meteorological (atmospheric transport) modeling outputs.
Spatial Extent:  Boston-DC urban corridor
Spatial Resolution:  Nested grids with grid spacing between 1-30 km, finer than 10 km over area of interest
Time Period:  mid-2013 to present
Temporal Frequency:  Every 10 minutes to hourly, depending on horizontal resolution of the nested grids
Status:  In-Progress
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Publications: McKain, K., Down, A., Raciti, S. M., Budney, J., Hutyra, L. R., Floerchinger, C., Herndon, S. C., Nehrkorn, T., Zahniser, M. S., Jackson, R. B., Phillips, N., Wofsy, S. C. 2015. Methane emissions from natural gas infrastructure and use in the urban region of Boston, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(7), 1941-1946. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1416261112

Gately, C. K., Hutyra, L. R., Sue Wing, I. 2015. Cities, traffic, and CO2: A multidecadal assessment of trends, drivers, and scaling relationships. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(16), 4999-5004. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1421723112

2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop Poster(s)
  • Quantification of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Losses in the Urban Region of Boston, Massachusetts with an Atmospheric Measurement Network and Modeling Framework   --   (Kathryn McKain, Adrian Down, Steve M. Raciti, John Budney, Lucy R. Hutyra, Cody Floerchinger, Scott C. Herndon, Thomas Nehrkorn, Mark S. Zahniser, Robert Jackson, Nathan Phillips, Steven Wofsy)   [abstract]
  • A New High-Resolution On-Road CO2 Emissions Inventory for the United States, 1980 - 2012   --   (Conor Gately, Lucy Hutyra, Ian Sue Wing)   [abstract]
5th NACP All-Investigators Meeting Posters (2015):
  • A New High-Resolution On-Road CO2 Emissions Inventory for the United States, 1980-2012 -- (Conor Gately, Lucy Hutyra, Ian Sue Wing) [abstract]
  • Quantification of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Losses in the Urban Region of Boston, Massachusetts with an Atmospheric Measurement Network and Modeling Framework -- (Kathryn McKain, Adrian Down, Steven M Raciti, John Budney, Lucy R Hutyra, Cody Floerchinger, Scott Herndon, Thomas Nehrkorn, Mark Zahniser, Robert B Jackson, Nathan Phillips, Steven C Wofsy) [abstract]
  • High-resolution mapping of biomass to improve monitoring, reporting, and verification of urban biogenic CO2 fluxes -- (Brady S Hardiman, Lucy R Hutyra, Jacqueline M Getson, Steve M Raciti) [abstract]

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