GC13I:
Carbon Monitoring Systems Research and Applications II


Session ID#: 10357

Session Description:
Greenhouse gas emission inventories, forest carbon sequestration programs (e.g., Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD and REDD+), cap-and-trade systems, self-reporting programs, and their associated monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) frameworks depend upon data that are accurate, systematic, practical, and transparent.  For carbon, there are multiple monitoring, reporting, and verification frameworks in existence, reflecting a diversity of spatial scales, governing bodies, and relevant policies. Recently, the U.S. congress directed NASA to develop and prototype carbon monitoring system approaches in support of these and other applications.  Given the scientific challenges, policy importance, and breadth of activities occurring, this session will focus on research and applications (decision support and policy) of carbon monitoring system science and its alignment with stakeholder needs.
Primary Conveners:  George C Hurtt, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Conveners:  Sangram Ganguly, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States and Vanessa M Escobar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Science Systems and Applications, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Chairs:  George C Hurtt, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Vanessa M Escobar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Science Systems and Applications, Greenbelt, MD, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  George C Hurtt, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • PA - Public Affairs
Index Terms:

0315 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0428 Carbon cycling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1631 Land/atmosphere interactions [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1694 Instruments and techniques [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

George C Hurtt, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and NASA-CMS Science Team
Molly Macauley, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, United States
Richard Birdsey1, George C Hurtt2, Ralph Dubayah2, Stephen C Hagen3, Rodrigo Vargas4, Thomas Nehrkorn5, Grant M Domke6 and Richard A Houghton1, (1)Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Applied Geosolutions, LLC, Durham, NH, United States, (4)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (5)Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lexington, Lexington, MA, United States, (6)US Forest Service St. Paul, St. Paul, MN, United States
Sassan S Saatchi1,2, Alexander Fore3, Yifan Yu4, Christopher W Woodall5, Sangram Ganguly6, Ramakrishna R Nemani6, Stephen Hagen7, Nancy Harris, Richard Birdsey9, Sandra Brown10, William Salas7 and Kristofer D Johnson11, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Carbon and Climate Group, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)University of California Los Angeles, Institute of Environment and Sustainability, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)US Forest Service St. Paul, St. Paul, MN, United States, (6)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (7)Applied Geosolutions, LLC, Durham, NH, United States, (8)Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States, (9)Winrock, Arlington, VA, United States, (10)U.S. Forest Service, Newtown Square, PA, United States
Conor Gately1, Lucy Hutyra2, Stephen Wofsy3, Thomas Nehrkorn4 and Ian Sue Wing1, (1)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Boston University, Earth & Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (3)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lexington, Lexington, MA, United States
Stephen C Hagen, Applied Geosolutions, LLC, Durham, NH, United States
Hammad Gilani1, Sangram Ganguly2, Gong Zhang2, Upama Ashish Koju3, M.S.R Murthy3, Ramakrishna R Nemani2, Ugan Manandhar4 and Gokarna Jung Thapa4, (1)University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)WWF-Nepal, Nepal, Nepal
Joannes D Maasakkers1, Daniel Jacob1, Melissa Payer Sulprizio1, Alexander J. Turner1, Melissa Weitz2, Thomas Charles Wirth3, Cate Hight3, Mark DeFigueiredo3, Mausami Desai3, Rachel Schmeltz3, Leif Hockstad3, Anthony A Bloom4 and Kevin W Bowman5, (1)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)U.S.Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Environmental Protection Agency Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (4)JPL / Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States