Julia Marshall at SciencePub: Chasing Climate Killers
Julia Marshall, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, will be giving insights at the Jena SciencePub on Monday, May 13, 2019, in how she and her team is mapping greenhouse gas emissions and distributions.
The SciencePub Jena offers the opportunity to experience current research in a comfortable atmosphere where science becomes entertaining and understandable. The event is free of charge and it is hosted by Café Wagner in the Wagnergasse. Doors will open at 7 p.m., the talk in English language will start at 8 p.m.
Human activities release large amounts of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, into the atmosphere. These gases have a strong impact on the Earth's climate, which is widely recognized as one of the biggest challenges facing society over the next century. Julia Marshall from Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry will illustrate how atmospheric measurements are used to determine both the rate of emission and the fate of these gases once they enter the atmosphere. She will also describe how new measurement systems, including satellites capable of measuring carbon dioxide concentrations at a spatial resolution of ~2 km, will be applied to track these emissions at small scales.
The goal is that these measurements, coupled with modelling systems, will be able to feed information into the mandated national reporting under the Paris Climate Agreement within the next decade.