New Emission Challenges

How will dramatic changes in global sources of energy influence emissions?  How will more efficient use of energy alter emissions levels?  How will changes in agricultural practices modify emission levels?  How does economic development in Asia affect emissions? What new observational or modeling tools can be used to analyze emissions?

These questions and many others will be addressed in the GEIA online forum on new emission challenges.  The forum discussions will focus on identifying, quantifying, and tracking new emissions challenges.  GEIA registered users can participate in the forum which will be coming online soon. Discussion topics will be moderated by GEIA Steering Committee members or their designates.

The following references provide examples of the challenges involved in characterizing emissions from emerging sources or regions, highlight changes in our understanding of emissions from existing sources, or demonstrate innovative approaches to emissions analysis. We welcome other references that highlight new emissions challenges; please submit your ideas via the GEIA Web Site Forum.

Emissions from energy exploration & production

Pétron et al. (2012) Hydrocarbon emissions characterization in the Colorado Front Range: A pilot study

Gilman et al. (2013) Source signature of volatile organic compounds from oil and natural gas operations in northeastern Colorado

Emissions from transportation

McDonald et al. (2012) Long-term trends in nitrogen oxide emissions from motor vehicles at national, state, and air basin scales

Emissions from urban areas

Gurney et al. (2012) Quantification of fossil fuel CO2 emissions on the building/street scale for a large U.S. city

Pollack et al. (2013) Trends in ozone, its precursors, and related secondary oxidation products in Los Angeles, California: A synthesis of measurements from 1960 to 2010

Kim et al. (2011) Evaluations of NOx and highly reactive VOC emission inventories in Texas and their implications for ozone plume simulations during the Texas Air Quality Study 2006

Emissions from agriculture

Emissions from wildfires

Emissions from natural sources

Global/regional historical emissions changes

Lamarque et al. (2010) Historical (1850–2000) gridded anthropogenic and biomass burning emissions of reactive gases and aerosols: methodology and application

Granier et al. (2011) Evolution of anthropogenic and biomass burning emissions of air pollutants at global and regional scales during the 1980–2010 period

Emissions in East Asia

Emissions in South Asia

Emissions in Latin America

Emissions in Africa

Using satellite data to derive emissions

Hilboll et al. (2013) Long-term changes of tropospheric NO2 over megacities derived from multiple satellite instruments

Worden et al. (2012) Satellite-based estimates of reduced CO and CO2 emissions due to traffic restrictions during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Fioletov et al. (2011) Estimation of SO2 emissions using OMI retrievals

Inverse modeling of emissions

Brioude et al. (2013) Top-down estimate of surface flux in the Los Angeles Basin using a mesoscale inverse modeling technique: assessing anthropogenic emissions of CO, NOx and CO2 and their impacts

Polson et al. (2011) Estimation of spatial apportionment of greenhouse gas emissions for the UK using boundary layer measurements and inverse modelling technique