Science Pub: Chasing Climate Killers

Mo 13.05.2019

19:00 Uhr

Science Pub: Chasing Climate Killers

In our May session, we will have Dr. Julia Marshall (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry) giving insights in how she and her team is mapping greenhouse gas emissions and distributions.

Human activities release large amounts of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, into the atmosphere. These gases have a strong impact on the Earth’s climate, which is widely recognized as one of the biggest challenges facing society over the next century. This talk will introduce how atmospheric measurements are used to determine both the rate of emission and the fate of these gases once they enter the atmosphere. Then Dr. Marshall will describe how new measurement systems, including satellites capable of measuring carbon dioxide concentrations at a spatial resolution of ~2 km, will be used to track these emissions at small scales. The goal is that these measurements, coupled with modelling systems, will be able to feed information into the mandated national reporting under the Paris Climate Agreement within the next decade.

As usual, the event is free of charge and doors will open at 7pm. The talk will start at 8 pm. Hope to see you all there!

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