Want to submit an abstract? We will attempt to accommodate all requests for presentations. We will be focusing on collaborative discussion, so the time available for presentations will be limited. We kindly ask to focus your proposed presentations on topics that can foster research collaboration.
Abstracts are being accepted in the following topical areas:
The NASA Earth Venture suborbital Atmospheric Carbon and Transport (ACT) - America project has been working for the past 5 years to create a basis in observations and models for advancing atmospheric greenhouse gas inversions to a new level of accuracy and precision by improving our understanding of atmospheric transport, prior flux models, and space-based XCO2 observations. In this, our final year of research activities, we are calling for a community workshop to bring together all parties interested in participating in these analyses.
Note: Due to the Coronavirus, the workshop will be held online. More details to come.
Can we use new atmospheric data and modeling systems to advance the accuracy and precision of regional atmospheric GHG flux diagnoses? Continental and sub-continental biogenic CO2 and CH4 flux estimates remain highly uncertain. Atmospheric transport, flux priors and models, and XCO2 / XCH4 data uncertainties limit confidence. Significant progress in all areas is needed to make atmospheric inverse flux estimates a rigorous and useful tool for understanding regional CO2 and CH4 sources and sinks.
Increased density atmospheric data (both satellite and in situ), higher-resolution atmospheric models and ensemble methods, new land-surface remote sensing methods, and extensive aircraft campaign data provides the opportunity to improve substantially the performance of GHG inverse flux estimates. The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport (ACT) - America mission and data set (airborne observations and models) are intended to catalyze these advances in atmospheric inversions.
Bring together investigators including, but not limited to the ACT-America science team interested in improving regional to global atmospheric inversion methods using data including, but not limited to ACT-America observations and models. The workshop is intended as a chance to share progress, and work towards a body of publications, to be submitted in the summer and fall of 2020. The publications will form the basis for this next generation of inverse flux estimates. Working groups will be preparing in advance so that a minimum of introductory discussion is needed at the workshop.