MEMO2: MEthane goes MObile – MEsurements and MOdelling

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MEMO2 in “Climate Now”

Methane is gaining more and more attention, and this is clearly necessary! In the series “Climate now” on Euronews.green, Jeremy Wilks gives a monthly update on what is happening to our planet. In september, he visited our IMAU lab in Utrecht. Together with Hossein and Hanna he hunted for methane leaks, of which Malika identified…

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Randulph Morales – Forward simulation of localized methane sources using GRAL

In our quest of learning how greenhouse gases behave in the environment, scientists around the world have develop sophisticated tools and instruments to help us see the gases that is invisible to our naked eye. Sophisticated measuring tools such as laser absorption spectrometers utilized the unique spectral signature of specific gases to detect its presence….

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Congratulations, Barbara – You are the first one!

Yesterday Barbara Szenasi from UVSQ defended her PhD thesis – as the first of our 13 MEMO2 ESRs. Congratulations! Barbara is one of our modellers, interested in the quantification of errors when monitoring atmospheric methane (CH4) emissions in Europe. Particularly, she was investigating how errors in transport models and emission inventories can be quantified and…

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Urban methane emissions from bird’s eye view

Join us at a virtual flight to discover how methane emissions are distributed over two selected European cities! Within MEMO2 we measured urban methane (CH4) emissions in several cities, e.g. London, Paris, Krakow, Heidelberg, Utrecht, Bucharest, and Hamburg. These activities have been extended in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The video shows measurements…

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4th ICOS Science Conference 2020

Digital conferences are the new reality! Due to the current challenge from Corona, this year conferences are being organized via Zoom, Teams or whatever. All ambitious ideas to meet as many old (read: long-known) colleagues as possible for a beer/coffee/apple juice somewhere at a conference are unfortunately obsolete. And with it also lots of the…

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Katarina Vinkovic – Drone race with COVID-19

Drones are already for some time present in the scientific community, basically, they are the eyes and ears of scientists around the world. Their wide range of applications, from military purposes to atmospheric research (like in our case), makes them incredibly popular. In our MEMO2 consortium there are two groups using drones as their measurement…

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Patryk Lakomiec – Quantification of landfill methane emissions – a method comparison study

This study, in which I participated for my secondment, was commissioned by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lund University, Sweco Environment, FORCE Technology, and ReSource. It has been designed to provide detailed methane emission data using tracer gas dispersion technique, drone-based plume measurement, ground-based plume measurement and surface flux chambers at three landfill sites…

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Semra Bakkaloglu – What happens to my garbage?

Have you ever wondered about your garbage? Where is everything you ever threw away now? I spent much of the summer of 2019 at Viridor landfill sites located in the south west of England. Viridor Waste Management is one of our project partners to help us to figure out out landfill methane emissions. After separation…

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Sara Defratyka – Unobvious side of science – secondment at NPL

Have you ever thought about a proper receipt for making science? What ingredients do we need to do an excellent job as a scientist? Probably, the first things you thought about is the right equipment. And you are right! It is not possible to conduct an experiment without a good instrument. But what else? You…

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