TNO-CEE participation @ ICOS Science Conference 2020

15 Sep 2020 - 17 Sep 2020

Since 2014 ICOS organizes the biannual ICOS Science Conferences which gather top scientists and decision-makers around the world to discuss about greenhouse gases and biogeochemical cycles. TNO-CEE is well represented at the conference and contributes to presentations across different themes.

Learn more about the ICOS science conference programme and speakers

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The 4th ICOS Science Conference will, due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic, be held virtually from 15th to 17th of September 2020. The overarching theme of the conference is "Knowledge for shaping the future – understanding the Earth's biogeochemical processes”.

The Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS provides standardised and open data from more than 140 measurement stations across 12 European countries. The stations observe greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere as well as carbon fluxes between the atmosphere, the land surface and the oceans.

TNO-CEE contributes directly to ICOS through the GHG observations at the Cabauw tower by EMSA-Petten.

See program below

Plenary day 3

  • A synthesis of European greenhouse gas emissions and their uncertainties

Urban observations and detection of human emission (Session 1+7)

  • Uncertainties in a high-resolution gridded emission map and the importance for urban scale emission verification
  • Compiling a more complete inventory of public power and heat plant point source emissions in the EU
  • Assessing the constraint of the CO2 monitoring mission on fossil fuel emissions from power plants and a city in a regional carbon cycle fossil fuel data assimilation system

Innovation and uncertainty in observation techniques (Session 9)

  • Comparison of large eddy simulation of a point source methane plume in a slightly convective atmosphere with measurements from MEMO² campaign

Bridging remote sensing and in situ measurements of GHG and related observations (Session 11)

  • Using satellite observations to detect and quantify concentrated methane emissions

Budgets, trends, and controls of GHG and other atmospheric constituents (session 12)

  • Forest-atmosphere exchange of reactive nitrogen in a low polluted mountain range - temporal dynamics and annual budgets

Vulnerability of the Carbon Cycle (Session 14)

  • Assessment of regional atmospheric transport model performance using ²²²Radon observations

Budgets, trends, and controls of GHG and other atmospheric constituents (Session 18)

  • Spatial and temporal distribution of European CH₄ emissions from process-based models and CTE-CH₄ atmospheric inverse model
  • CH₄ emissions from oil and gas productions in Romania; an analysis of emission inventory reports and measurement-based data from ROMEO campaign

Dr. ir. Hugo Denier van der Gon


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