Shale Oil and Natural Gas Nexus
Studying the Atmospheric Effects of Changing Energy Use in the U.S. at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change
Where: Western U.S.
When: March - May 2015
What: The primary goal of of NOAA's field study is to quantify the emissions of trace gases and fine particles from several different tight oil and shale gas basins in the western U.S., and to study the chemical transformation of these emissions. The study will be focused on basins which represent a mixture of oil and gas production regions at various stages of development.
Who: Investigators in this project include researchers from several universities, industries, and governmental agencies. Participating institutions include the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences with the University of Colorado at Boulder.