Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13773–13785, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13773-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13773–13785, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13773-2018

Research article 28 Sep 2018

Research article | 28 Sep 2018

Observing local CO2 sources using low-cost, near-surface urban monitors

Alexis A. Shusterman et al.

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We describe the diversity and heterogeneity of urban CO2 levels observed using the BErkeley Atmospheric CO2 Observation Network, a distributed instrument of > 50 CO2 sensors stationed every ~ 2 km across the San Francisco Bay Area. We demonstrate that relatively simple mathematical techniques, applied to these observations, can be used to detect the small changes in highway CO2 emissions expected to result from upcoming fuel economy regulations, affirming the policy relevance of low-cost sensors.
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