|Title||Greenhouse gas observations from the Northeast Corridor tower network|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Karion A., Callahan W., Stock M., Prinzivalli S., Verhulst K.R, Kim J., Salameh PK, Lopez-Coto I., Whetstone J.|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||carbon-dioxide; ch4; design; fuel co2 emissions; Geology; indianapolis; Instrumentation; los-angeles; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences; methane emissions; scale; system|
We present the organization, structure, instrumentation, and measurements of the Northeast Corridor greenhouse gas observation network. This network of tower-based in situ carbon dioxide and methane observation stations was established in 2015 with the goal of quantifying emissions of these gases in urban areas in the northeastern United States. A specific focus of the network is the cities of Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, USA, with a high density of observation stations in these two urban areas. Additional observation stations are scattered throughout the northeastern US, established to complement other existing urban and regional networks and to investigate emissions throughout this complex region with a high population density and multiple metropolitan areas. Data described in this paper are archived at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and can be found at https://doi.org/10.18434/M32126 (Karion et al., 2019).