Just as Earth Networks is meeting the need for real-time local weather information, we are now fulfilling the need for precise greenhouse gas data by deploying a network of GHG monitoring instruments on a large scale.
Intelligence Through Networked Measurement and Reporting
These instruments provide key data that can help explain the science behind carbon emissions and environmental patterns. The data has the potential to:
- Create the first-ever baseline measurement of critical environmental factors.
- Provide measurement, reporting and verification needed by the scientific community.
- Help governments and other organizations to stay informed on current environmental observations.
- Educate the public about greenhouse gas emission levels.
We use a top-down approach to accurately measure atmospheric greenhouse gases, as well as use a measurement technique called “inverse modeling” that will make it possible to trace atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions back to their source. Through our unique process we will strengthen the understanding of environmental patterns, their causes and their effects.
To develop our Greenhouse Gas Network, we are collaborating with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the world’s preeminent climate and environmental science institution. Through our partnership we will provide the networking expertise needed to collect a comprehensive data set and Scripps scientists will spearhead network design, instrument selection and placement and data quality control.
The information collected via the network will provide the scientific community and general public valuable, actionable information they can use regarding environmental issues and climate science.