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Urban Carbon Fluxes

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This is an article collection published in Carbon Balance and Management.

Today, over half of the world's population live in urban areas and this is expected to rise to around 70% by 2050. With urbanization progressing ever more quickly, it is important to quantify the carbon emissions from urban areas and understand the underlying carbon dynamics to inform effective carbon mitigation strategies for cities and towns.

Towards that goal, this article collection presents novel research, methods and reviews on carbon fluxes in urban areas. This may include bleeding edge carbon measurement techniques (e.g. in situ, aircraft and remote-sensing), individual and ensemble modelling approaches, or improvements to carbon accounting (e.g. emission inventories) and uncertainty assessment, all within the context of urban areas in general, or applied to a specific urban region. Research of carbon fluxes (CO2, CH4, CO and other relevant species) from all levels of spatial and temporal scale is considered ans the series as a whole aims to integrate previous research to broaden its scale and build new consensus.

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Edited by: Tomohiro Oda and Georgii Alexandrov


Published articles in this collection:

  1. It is important to quantify changes in CO2 sources and sinks with land use and land cover change. In the last several decades, carbon sources and sinks in East Asia have been altered by intensive land cover chang...

    Authors: Je-Woo Hong, Jinkyu Hong, Junghwa Chun, Yong Hee Lee, Lim-Seok Chang, Jae-Bum Lee, Keewook Yi, Young-San Park, Young-Hwa Byun and Sangwon Joo

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2019 14:13

    Content type: Research

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  2. In order to use in situ measurements to constrain urban anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), we use a Lagrangian methodology based on diffusive backward trajectory tracer reconstructions and Bayesian ...

    Authors: Ignacio Pisso, Prabir Patra, Masayuki Takigawa, Toshinobu Machida, Hidekazu Matsueda and Yousuke Sawa

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2019 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  3. Urban trees have long been valued for providing ecosystem services (mitigation of the “heat island” effect, suppression of air pollution, etc.); more recently the potential of urban forests to store significan...

    Authors: Phil Wilkes, Mathias Disney, Matheus Boni Vicari, Kim Calders and Andrew Burt

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2018 13:10

    Content type: Research

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