Workshop description

Greenhouse gas (GHG) flux measurements are key to understanding the drivers of global climate change, the short- and long-term consequences of ecosystem and agrosystem management, and related changes on multiple scales. Such information contributes to the identification and prediction of physical and physiological processes underlying ongoing and future environmental changes and helps influence important decisions on their mitigation, and related local and global policies.

Although GHG flux measurements are conducted on a variety of scales, from a single leaf to a large region, many research projects are typically focused on one single scale, while actual physical and physiological processes are happening over a continuum of multiple scales.

One of the major challenges associated with measuring and modelling over such a continuum is the transferability between measurement scales ranging from leaf and soil chamber, greenhouse based imaging, field towers and UAVs, to aircraft and satellites. This workshop is designed to bridge research efforts and measurement techniques at all scales into more vertically integrated approaches.

Novel measurement techniques and innovative technologies are leading to new scientific findings in this area, by allowing researchers to approach their investigations in new ways. This workshop’s speakers are among the leaders in their scientific disciplines, who will share their latest results with the community.

In addition to the keynote lectures covering the above-mentioned topics, there will be demonstrations of new instrumentation and measurement techniques. A poster session will continue throughout the workshop, and all attendees are encouraged to contribute.

The research presented at the workshop will be considered for the special issue in the journal Atmosphere (submission deadline: 30 April 2019).