Supporting efforts to predict and mitigate climate change, Dr. Eric Kort, an associate professor at the University of Michigan Department of Climate and Space, has been appointed to the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Scientific Advisory Board.
Kort is an expert on atmospheric composition of greenhouse gases and pollutants using in situ and remote sensing observations. Kort’s research uses aircraft observations, satellite analyses and atmospheric modelling to generate better understandings of greenhouse gas emissions and uptake across a variety of scales, from local to global. His work has gained widespread attention, in particular for space and airborne-based detection of fossil fuel methane sources and quantification of urban carbon fluxes. Read more about Kort’s research and work on the University of Michigan website here: https://kort.engin.umich.edu/
The Integrated Carbon Observation System is a European-wide greenhouse gas research infrastructure. ICOS produces standardized data on greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, as well as on carbon fluxes between the atmosphere, the earth, and oceans. This information is used by scientists as well as by decision-makers to predict and mitigate climate change. The high-quality and open ICOS data is based on the measurements from over 168 stations across 16 European countries. The ICOS Scientific Advisory Board provides the ICOS General Assembly with advice on developing ICOS RI activities, and analyses the scientific results and wider impacts of ICOS RI.
For more information, visit: https://www.icos-cp.eu/event/1313