Project Members

  • Michael Hannigan (PhD, UCB)
  • Berkeley Almand-Hunter (PhD, UCB)
  • Ashley Collier (graduate student, UCB)

Detailed Summary

Project Dates: Summer 2014

Approximately 20 low-cost monitors were deployed during the summer of 2014 to examine spatial variability of pollutants in a remote sensing-sized grid cell (~10x10 km). This deployment took place in rural/suburban Colorado, across some areas heavily impacted by oil and gas development. Other sources of methane included ranching. This deployment provided our first opportunity to collect a long-term data set with our low-cost monitors co-located with a high quality methane instrument (a Los Gatos Methane Analyzer, maintained by Penn State’s Native Trailer Team). This campaign was lead by NASA and NCAR among others, and the campaign included ground, air, stationary, and mobile measurements.

Other Partners

  • CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)
  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) 
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • INSTAAR (Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research) 
  • Penn State University
  • Greeley School District
  • Greeley Wastewater Treatment PlantCDPHE

Project Funding

  • NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)