The average US person consumes ~10 kilograms of products derived from oil and natural gas per day. In this talk, the emissions of methane and ozone and aerosol precursors will be discussed for three key sectors: (1) upstream oil and natural gas production, (2) transportation, and (3) volatile chemical products.
Brian McDonald is a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute of Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado working at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO. Prior to arriving in Colorado, he received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Master's in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise is on constructing emission inventories, assessments of long-term air quality trends, and regional weather-chemistry modeling.
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