Project

Effects of footprint variation on greenhouse gas flux estimates

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

The ALW group is measuring fluxes of several greenhouse gasses and CO in the atmospheric boundary layer above ecosystems and above 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 estimate the areal contributions to a flux measurement. This 2D source density distribution function is called flux footprint.  

I seek up to four 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 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. 

Specialisation within this  emerging scientific field will be of advantage if one is interested in atmospheric research and air pollution management. 


Requirements

Interest in modelling atmospheric transport processes

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Miljø

Name

Andreas Ibrom

Position

Seniorforsker

Mail

anib@env.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Andreas Ibrom

ECTS credits

15 - 30

Type

MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Wind Energy

Supervisor

Andreas Ibrom

ECTS credits

15 - 30

Type

MSc thesis, Special course

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