March 19, 2010 8:45 a.m.
UCI Earth scientists co-write emissions verification report
UC Irvine Earth scientists Michael Prather and James Randerson (pictured) have
co-authored a National Research Council report discussing how the U.S. could
monitor foreign greenhouse gas emissions if it enters into a new climate treaty.
Prather and Randerson wrote report sections related to atmospheric and
satellite-based monitoring. The report addresses questions such as: How do we
detect how much carbon dioxide is being produced by a power plant in another
country if this information is not directly shared with the international
community? The UCI scientists are members of the NRC Committee on Methods for
Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
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