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Remote Sensing of Spatial Distributions of Greenhouse Gases in the Los Angeles BasinThe Los Angeles air basin is a significant anthropogenic source of greenhouse gasses and pollutants including CO2, CH4, N2O, and CO, contributing significantly to regional and global climate change. Recent legislation in California, the California Global Warning Solutions Act (AB32), established a statewide cap for greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 based on 1990 emissions. Verifying the effectiveness of regional greenhouse gas emissions controls requires high-precision, regional-scale measurement methods combined with models that capture the principal anthropogenic and biogenic sources and sinks. We present a novel approach for monitoring the spatial distribution of greenhouse gases in the Los Angeles basin using high resolution remote sensing spectroscopy. We participated in the CalNex 2010 campaign to provide greenhouse gas distributions for comparison between top-down and bottom-up emission estimates.
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Fu, Dejian
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sander, Stanley P.
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Pongetti, Thomas J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Cheung, Ross
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Stutz, Jochen
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 17, 2015
Publication Date
December 13, 2010
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Environment Pollution
Meeting Information
Meeting: 2010 AGU Fall Meeting
Location: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: December 13, 2010
End Date: December 17, 2010
Sponsors: American Geophysical Union
Distribution Limits
atmospheric remote sensing
greenhouse gases

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