Special Feature: Quantification of Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Indianapolis Flux Experiment

Collection launched: 20 Oct 2016

Guest Editors

Paul Palmer, The University of Edinburgh
Armin Wisthaler, University of Oslo
Lori Bruhwiler, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division

Principal Investigator

Thomas Lauvaux, Penn State University 

Atmospheric monitoring of urban carbon emissions
Urban greenhouse gas emissions represent about 70% of the global carbon emissions. In order to curb these emissions, independent verification emerges as a necessity to inform reduction approaches. The Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX) seeks to demonstrate and develop methods to monitor anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions at high spatial and temporal resolution from the Indianapolis urban area using direct measurements of the surrounding atmosphere. This Special Feature presents the latest findings from INFLUX.

Currently under development






Advances in urban greenhouse gas flux quantification: The Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX)
James R. Whetstone

Research Article
Toward reduced transport errors in a high resolution urban CO2 inversion system
Aijun Deng, Thomas Lauvaux, Kenneth J. Davis, Brian J. Gaudet, Natasha Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Kai Wu, Daniel P. Sarmiento, R. Michael Hardesty, Timothy A. Bonin, W. Alan Brewer and Kevin R. Gurney

Research Article
The Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX): A test-bed for developing urban greenhouse gas emission measurements
Kenneth J. Davis1, Aijun Deng, Thomas Lauvaux, Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Daniel P. Sarmiento, Kevin R. Gurney, R. Michael Hardesty, Timothy A. Bonin, W. Alan Brewer, Brian K. Lamb, Paul B. Shepson, Rebecca M. Harvey, Maria O. Cambaliza, Colm Sweeney, Jocelyn C. Turnbull, James Whetstone and Anna Karion

Research Article
A comprehensive assessment of land surface-atmosphere interactions in a WRF/Urban modeling system for Indianapolis, IN
Daniel P. Sarmiento, Kenneth J. Davis, Aijun Deng, Thomas Lauvaux, Alan Brewer, Michael Hardesty

Research Article
Assessing the optimized precision of the aircraft mass balance method for measurement of urban greenhouse gas emission rates through averaging
Alexie M. F. Heimburger, Rebecca M. Harvey, Paul B. Shepson, Brian H. Stirm, Chloe Gore, Jocelyn Turnbull, Maria O. L. Cambaliza, Olivia E. Salmon, Anna-Elodie M. Kerlo, Tegan N. Lavoie, Kenneth J. Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Anna Karion, Colm Sweeney, W. Allen Brewer, R. Michael Hardesty, Kevin R. Gurney

Research Article
Quantification of urban atmospheric boundary layer greenhouse gas dry mole fraction enhancements in the dormant season:  Results from the Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX)
Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Thomas Lauvaux, Kenneth J. Davis, Nikolay V. Balashov, Aijun Deng, Jocelyn C. Turnbull, Colm Sweeney, Kevin R. Gurney, Risa Patarasuk, Igor Razlivanov, Maria Obiminda L. Cambaliza, Paul B. Shepson

Research Article
On the impact of granularity of space-based urban CO2 emissions in urban atmospheric inversions: A case study for Indianapolis, IN
Tomohiro Oda, Thomas Lauvaux, Dengsheng Lu, Preeti Rao, Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson and Kevin R. Gurney

Research Article
Quantification and source apportionment of the methane emission flux from the city of Indianapolis
M. O. L. Cambaliza, P. B. Shepson, J. Bogner, D. R. Caulton, B. Stirm, C. Sweeney, S. A. Montzka, K. R. Gurney, K. Spokas, O. E. Salmon, T. N. Lavoie, A. Hendricks, K. Mays, J. Turnbull, B. R. Miller, T. Lauvaux, K. Davis, A. Karion, B. Moser, C. Miller, C. Obermeyer, J. Whetstone, K. Prasad, N. Miles, S. Richardson

Research Article
Field measurements and modeling to resolve m2 to km2 CH4 emissions for a complex urban source: An Indiana landfill study
Maria Obiminda L. Cambaliza, Jean E. Bogner, Roger B. Green, Paul B. Shepson, Tierney A. Harvey, Kurt A. Spokas, Brian H. Stirm and Margaret Corcoran

Research Article
Reconciling the differences between a bottom-up and inverse-estimated FFCO2 emissions estimate in a large US urban area
Kevin R. Gurney, Jianming Liang, Risa Patarasuk, Darragh O'Keeffe, Jianhua Huang, Maya Hutchins, Thomas Lauvaux, Jocelyn C. Turnbull, Paul B. Shepson

Research Article
Tower measurement network of in-situ CO2, CH4, and CO in support of the Indianapolis FLUX (INFLUX) Experiment
Scott J. Richardson, Natasha L. Miles, Kenneth J. Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Douglas K. Martins, Jocelyn C. Turnbull, Kathryn McKain, Colm Sweeney, Maria Obiminda L. Cambaliza

Research Article
Exploration of the impact of nearby sources on urban atmospheric inversions using large eddy simulation
Brian J. Gaudet, Thomas Lauvaux, Aijun Deng, Kenneth J. Davis

Research Article
Carbon monoxide isotopic measurements in Indianapolis constrain urban source isotopic signatures and support mobile fossil fuel emissions as the dominant wintertime CO source
Isaac J. Vimont, Jocelyn C. Turnbull, Vasilii V. Petrenko, Philip F. Place, Anna Karion, Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Kevin Gurney, Risa Patarasuk, Colm Sweeney, Bruce Vaughn, James W.C. White

Research Article
Joint inverse estimation of fossil fuel and biogenic CO2 fluxes in an urban environment: An observing system simulation experiment to assess the impact of multiple uncertainties
Kai Wu, Thomas Lauvaux, Kenneth J. Davis, Aijun Deng, Israel Lopez Coto, Kevin R. Gurney, Risa Patarasuk

Research Article
Investigations into the use of multi-species measurements for source apportionment of the Indianapolis fossil fuel CO2 signal
Brian Nathan, Thomas Lauvaux, Jocelyn Turnbull, Kevin Gurney