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Scientist Visit at Oakland High School

posted Mar 1, 2013, 9:59 AM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 2:48 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]
Dr. Cohen, (second from left in the photo) of the Berkeley Atmospheric Carbon Observing Network (BEACON) team, treated Oakland High School's Environmental Science Academy to a presentation on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions; the BEACON project, which is placing highly sensitive emission-monitoring, shoe-box size sensors throughout the East Bay; and careers in science!

The ground-breaking BEACON project being implemented by Dr. Cohen and his graduate students is continuously  measuring carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone levels as well as temperature, pressure and humidity, streaming the information to the Web through the site.  The The site will depict an accurate, highly resolved picture of real-time pollutant concentrations in the region--something never done before--with the aim of inspiring communities to think about local actions to change the CO2 they emit.

GLOBE CAP is honored to have Dr. Cohen's group as a partner!