A mobile sensor network to map carbon dioxide emissions in urban environments

I like where this is going, which is getting down to the granularity of identifying where air quality is impacted in our neighbourhoods. Now … all we need is more of these studies. Click here to read the full study and here for the story.

 

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Figure 4. Three-dimensional visualization of all raw rmobile measurements from all systems (summer campaign) in the “Sunset/Victoria-Fraserview” neighbourhood. The visualization is illustrating the high density of measurements taken along streets, laneways, and in parks. The linear area with many higher mixing ratios is the busy six-lane “Knight St.” with ≈ 50 000 vehicles per day. Image visualized in Google Earth.

 

UBC MOBILE SENSOR CO2 EMISSIONS MAP

After driving around for over three hours, UBC geography graduate Joseph Lee and professor Andreas Christen found the highest emissions were in downtown Vancouver. (Joseph Lee / UBC)

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