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08 FEB 2023 (WED) 15:30-17:00

Updated: Feb 7, 2023


Geography Distinguished Webinars Series

Development and Application of Global Carbon Assimilation System

Date: 08 FEB 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 15:30-17:00 (HKT)

Venue: Cartographica Laboratory and Library, 10/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU



The atmospheric CO2 concentration observations provide important data for global carbon cycle research and can be used to estimate the carbon source and sink of global terrestrial ecosystems and the distribution of anthropogenic carbon emissions. However, the number of high-precision ground CO2 concentration observation sites is limited, and the sensitivity of satellite column concentration observations to changes in near-surface concentrations is not high, resulting in significant errors in the carbon sink distribution obtained using atmospheric inverse methods. The Global Carbon Assimilation System (GCAS), developed under the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and led by Nanjing University, is an atmospheric inverse and assimilation system with Chinese independent intellectual property rights. Compared to similar international products, GCAS places greater emphasis on the calculation of carbon flux as the basis of carbon assimilation using surface remote sensing data-driven ecosystem models, solving the limitations of atmospheric CO2 concentration observations. The Nanjing University team recently developed the atmospheric inverse of anthropogenic carbon emissions in the Chinese region using high-density atmospheric pollution observations, demonstrating the broad application prospects of GCAS.

Professor CHEN Jingming

Professor at the College of Geographical Sciences, Fujian Normal University

Professor at the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

Speaker Bio:

Chen Jingming, Professor at the College of Geographical Sciences, Fujian Normal University and the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Director of the Carbon Neutrality Research Institute of Fujian Normal University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and concurrently serving as the Director of the Institute of International Earth System Science at Nanjing University. His main research fields are vegetation remote sensing and the carbon-water cycle of terrestrial ecosystems. He has published over 430 SCI papers with a total citation count of over 36,500 and an H-index of 97 (Google Scholar). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Remote Sensing of Environment, Associate Editor of JGR-Biogeosciences and Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, member of the Science Steering Committee of the US Flux Observation Network, member of the Expert Group of the Key Project of Global Change and Response of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and member of the Consultative Committee of Overseas Experts of the State Council's Overseas Chinese Affairs Office.



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