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
Interest in modelling atmospheric transport processes