We actively work with instrumentation, with a particular focus on preparing instruments for deployment in challenging environments. We have specialized instruments for airborne measurements of ethane & methane as well as airborne nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and water vapor.

Photo from the field: Prof. Kort flying in TX (pilot Stephen Conley)


Making observations from aircraft enables us to study emissions, uptake, and transport processes on scales ranging from local to global. We conduct this research on a range of platforms, from small propellor aircraft to larger platforms, such as the NSF/NCAR GV.

Photo from the field: Antarctic Sea Ice


Space-based observations provide unmatched spatiotemporal observations of the earth. We have specialized in performing focused regional studies with satellite observations, concentrating on regions of intense emissions (such as Megacities).

Photo from the field: Arctic Haze


To link these observations of atmospheric concentrations to flux processes, we use various data analysis methods. The most powerful tool we typically deploy is Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Modeling– which enables us to calculate high-resolution relationships between our observations and upwind sources.

Photo from the field: Aleutian Islands

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