Cities are both the dominant source of human-produced greenhouse gases and leaders for innovative strategies in carbon management. However, these city-level strategies are limited by a lack of robust approaches to measure greenhouse gas emissions at the urban scale. This collaborative project explores a new way to provide near real-time data of greenhouse gas production by integrating atmospheric modeling with a dense, surface-based observation network of anthropogenic and biogenic tracers. Merced and Santa Cruz provide useful sites for testing due to the presence of large influences from natural and agricultural land as well as carbon management plans in these cities.
The UC WATER Security and Sustainability Research Initiative is focused on strategic research to build the knowledge base for better water resources management by applying: […]
The UCSC-Cabrillo College Ecotopia House is a “tiny house” designed to minimize residential ecological footprint through both construction and operation. More sustainable technologies promise new […]
Dear Friends of CITRIS: The protest that sparked the Free Speech Movement fifty years ago initially focused on the rights of all students to assemble […]