NYICE 2018

View of van down NYC street
Mobile lab making measurements in NYC. Photo: Brian McDonald, NOAA

What: New York Investigations of Consumer Emissions (NYICE)

Where: New York City metro

When: March and July 2018

How: Mobile Lab-based measurements

Who: investigators from the NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) and the University of Colorado Boulder Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)


Researchers drove the mobile laboratory into New York City for the NYICE project. Investigators are particularly interested in volatile organic compound (VOC) emission source areas in and around the New York City (NYC) metropolitan area (comprised of portions of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut in and around NYC). Researchers parked the mobile lab at City College of New York for part of the time, taking measurements among a dense population as a ground site. In addition, researchers acquired data during daytime drives up and down Manhattan, staying close to Times Square at morning and evening rush hour, and around the metro area.