Real-time, continuous field-scale measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from farms.
We have a suite of sophisticated instruments for gas measurements that offer high resolution of dynamic real-time measurement and monitoring of key direct and indirect greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, NH3), including:
- Open-path Fourier Transform Infrared (OP-FTIR) spectrometer
- Closed-path FTIR spectrometer
- Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs)
- Open-path lasers.
Coupled with advanced advection-dispersion modelling and high-resolution environmental sensors, we are able to determine the spatial and temporal variation of greenhouse gas emission, transport and deposition.
Quantum Cascade Lasers have high precision (ppt levels) and high response (10Hz) for NH3, N2O and CH4 which can be used for the Eddy Covariance tower to measure large-scale and long-term greenhouse gas emission and NH3 dry deposition. We have also integrated QCL with the aircraft for regional scale greenhouse gas measurements.
Associated research groups
Research groups that offer or are affiliated with this capability.
Analytics, Modelling and Technology
The Analytics, Modelling and Technology research group focuses on creating opportunities for innovation in big data to support the global efforts towards sustainable intensification of agriculture.
Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change
The Greenhous Gas and Climate Change Group measures, models and mitigates greenhouse gas (N2O, CO2 and CH4) emissions from diverse agricultural systems.
The Smart Fertilisers Group adopts innovative techniques to develop a new generation of inhibitors and controlled-release fertilisers.
Please email Professor Deli Chen for more information.
Professor Deli Chen