The ALW group is measuring fluxes of several greenhouse gasses and CO in the atmospheric boundary layer above ecosystems and entire landscapes. We use the eddy covariance technique that is now being used at more than 600 sites worldwide ( see https://fluxnet.ornl.gov/ , map ). The method requires horizontally homogeneous conditions, which is typically compromised even in rural areas in Denmark. Therefore, it is important to model the source area for the flux measurement. The 2D source density distribution function is called flux footprint.
I seek up to three students that collaborate on the footprint modelling in three sites, a beech forest, a willow biomass short rotation coppice and the Risø Tower measuring the area north of Roskilde.
You should be interested in achieving advanced training in GHG flux measurements and emission accounting. Basic knowledge in programming is of advantage, but can quickly be learned based on the existing scripts. We work with R.
In an optimal setting, we will form a working group of three closely collaborating students. The data and routines are already available. The focus of the work is application of existing tools and the interpretation of the results.
Interest in modelling atmospheric transport processes