UBC team develops mobile sensors to monitor urban greenhouse gas emissions
Cities play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, but directly measuring emissions remains a challenge.
In a paper published today in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, UBC researchers share a novel method they developed to map carbon dioxide emissions— the most important greenhouse gas emitted from cities— directly at street level.
In this Q&A, Joseph Lee, the paper’s lead author and recent UBC geography graduate, and Andreas Christen, senior author and a professor in the Geography and the Atmospheric Science Program, share how they developed the mobile sensors and what they found after attaching them to car-share vehicles in Vancouver.
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