Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
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, Andreas Christen, Rick Ketler, and Zoran Nesic

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

Model code and software

The DIYSCO2 Project Micrometerology Group

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.