Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13465–13475, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13465–13475, 2016
Research article
01 Nov 2016
Research article | 01 Nov 2016

Network design for quantifying urban CO2 emissions: assessing trade-offs between precision and network density

Alexander J. Turner et al.

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Our paper investigates the ability of different types of observational networks to estimate urban CO2 emissions. We have quantified the trade-off between precision and network density for estimating urban greenhouse gas emissions. Our results show that different observing systems may fall into noise- or site-limited regimes where reducing the uncertainty in the estimated emissions is governed by a single factor.
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