The NIST Greenhouse Gas Measurements Program is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study sources and sinks of greenhouse gases (GHG) in urban areas. Opportunities are available to advance the measurement and modeling of greenhouse gas emissions in the NIST Urban Testbeds. Possible projects include:
· Advanced modeling of high-accuracy in-situ carbon dioxide and methane observations,
· Multi-species analyses incorporating other in-situ, flask-based, or aircraft data sets,
· Analysis and modeling of publicly available spaceborne GHG or air quality observations (e.g., from TROPOMI or OCO-3), or
· Development of calibration methods for commercially available carbon dioxide, methane, and/or ethane sensors.
We are interested in efforts that develop new or improved measurement capabilities, models, or applications, including analyses that combine different types of observational data sets to understand urban GHG emissions.
More information on the NIST Greenhouse Gas Measurements Program: https://www.nist.gov/spo/greenhouse-gas-measurements-program
More information on the NIST Urban Testbeds:
Yadav, V., S. Ghosh, K. Mueller, A. Karion, G. Roest, S. M. Gourdji, I. Lopez-Coto, K. R. Gurney, N. Parazoo, K. R. Verhulst, J. Kim, S. Prinzivalli, C. Fain, T. Nehrkorn, M. Mountain, R. F. Keeling, R. F. Weiss, R. Duren, C. E. Miller and J. Whetstone (2021). "The Impact of COVID-19 on CO2 Emissions in the Los Angeles and Washington DC/Baltimore Metropolitan Areas." Geophysical Research Letters 48(11): e2021GL092744.
Karion, A., W. Callahan, M. Stock, S. Prinzivalli, K. R. Verhulst, J. Kim, P. K. Salameh, I. Lopez-Coto and J. Whetstone (2020). "Greenhouse gas observations from the Northeast Corridor tower network." Earth Syst. Sci. Data 12(1): 699-717.
Mueller, K. L., T. Lauvaux, K. R. Gurney, G. Roest, S. Ghosh, S. M. Gourdji, A. Karion, P. DeCola and J. Whetstone (2021). "An emerging GHG estimation approach can help cities achieve their climate and sustainability goals." Environmental Research Letters 16(8): 13.