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Engineering Lab Fire Research Division

The Engineering Laboratory (EL), Fire Research Division participate in the NIST Greenhouse Gas and Climate Science Measurements Program through their work in the following projects. Project descriptions and research contact is provided below.

A testbed for GHG emissions
Standards Test Beds for Greenhouse Gas Emissions – (R. Bryant, EL and A. Johnson, PML) Goal: to create a well-characterized and highly accurate reference measurement system at near industrial scale to serve as a test bed for carbon dioxide emissions measurements.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport – (K. Prasad, EL) Goal: to develop and demonstrate a measurement capability and methodology to accurately locate greenhouse gas sources and measure their flux to the atmosphere at urban and regional scales.

Indianapolis Flux Experiment – Measuring CO2 and CH4 Emissions in Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX) was designed to develop and evaluate methods for the measurement and modeling of greenhouse gas fluxes from urban environments. Determination of greenhouse gas fluxes and uncertainty bounds is essential for the evaluation of GHG mitigation strategies.


Megacities Carbon Project – Improve Accuracy of GHG Emissions Measurements
The Megacities Carbon Project aims to reduce uncertainty by jointly improving greenhouse gas emissions data and atmospheric observations. It uses independent and accurate measurements and identifies error sources to diagnose and improve emissions data quality.


Northeast Corridor Urban Test Bed – Validate Emissions Inventory with Improved Atmospheric Measurements
Goal: to observe emissions trends in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas, the project will use tower surface-based greenhouse gas observing networks coupled with aircraft observations and state-of-the-art boundary layer measurements methods.

Created March 2, 2015, Updated April 5, 2022