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Training Workshop: Greenhouse Gas (CO2, CH4) measurements

Contributed by: EPFL

From 2016-10-17 to 2016-10-21, Switzerland
The main objective of this C-CASCADES Training Workshop is to achieve a better quantitative understanding of CO2 and CH4 evasion fluxes from inland waters and the ocean. It will also provide participants with an understanding of the physical basis of the gas exchange coefficient at the water-atmosphere interface, and of ecosystem metabolism as a critical driver of the aquatic carbon cycle.
The main objective of this C-CASCADES Training Workshop is to achieve a better quantitative understanding of CO2 and CH4 evasion fluxes from inland waters and the ocean. It will also provide participants with an understanding of the physical basis of the gas exchange coefficient at the water-atmosphere interface, and of ecosystem metabolism as a critical driver of the aquatic carbon cycle.

Training will be embedded to make a breakthrough in understanding gas exchange at the local, regional and global scale. A field excursion will provide wider context on monitoring gas exchange and contextual parameters in Alpine streams.

This training workshop will have morning lectures, delivered by carbon cycle experts from inside and outside the C-CASCADES network, followed by discussions led by network senior scientists. Participants will develop their own questions on caveats and pitfalls related to gas exchange and its scaling, which they will discuss with experts and the network senior scientists. The afternoons will be dedicated to computer practical training where participants will model and compute gas exchange.

Participants will write a critical synthesis report after this workshop which will reflect the discussions, including the roundtable, the expert lectures and the papers to be read prior to the workshop.

The participants are expected to acquire the following skills and knowledge during this workshop:

1 - Understanding the basics of the measurement of CO2 and CH4 partial pressure and fluxes in inland waters and the ocean;
2 - An overview on computational approaches for the determination of gas exchange at the water -atmosphere interface;
3 - General understanding on the modelling of CH4 ebullition in lakes and reservoirs.

This training opportunity is open to other young researchers from outside the network as well, through application by submitting a motivation letter (up to 1 page) and a CV (up to 2 pages). The event itself is free to attend although any other expenses will be supported by the applicant.

For more information, please visit our website: http://c-cascades.ulb.ac.be/events-news/training-workshops

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Greenhouse gas, carbon cycle, climate change
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