Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 645–665, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-645-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 645–665, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-645-2017

Research article 01 Mar 2017

Research article | 01 Mar 2017

A mobile sensor network to map carbon dioxide emissions in urban environments

Joseph K. Lee et al.

Data sets

Mobile measurements of carbon dioxide mixing ratios and emissions in the City of Vancouver, BC, Canada J. Lee, A. Christen, R. Ketler, and Z. Nesic https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.872702

Model code and software

The DIYSCO2 Project Micrometerology Group https://diysco2.github.io/

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Short summary
We developed a method for directly measuring emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in cities, using a mobile sensor network operated on vehicles (car, bikes) with open-source components. In two measurement campaigns, the network was tested in the City of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Carbon dioxide concentrations and emissions were mapped at block level (100 × 100 m). Our measured emissions agreed generally with a fine-scale independent emissions inventory.