|*** Alumnus Seminar ***
September 10, 2015
High-resolution emission and transport modeling of atmospheric CO2
Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are the primary driver of climate change. On a global scale, emissions estimates are considered robust, but significant uncertainties exist at local and regional scales. Improved understanding of the spatial distribution of anthropogenic CO2 emissions is necessary for understanding the land sink of CO2 through inversion modeling studies. We will present results from the ODIAC (Open-source Data Inventory for Anthropogenic CO2), a global high-resolution emission dataset for fossil fuel CO2 emissions, and compare with other emissions inventories. We will also discuss the difficulty of direct monitoring of fossil fuel emissions from satellites.