We are delighted to report that the study „Methane Emissions from the Munich Oktoberfest“, presented by TUM-IAS Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professor Jia Chen (Environmental Sensing and Modeling), appeared as a highlight article in the Journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Furthermore, Nature presents the publication as a research highlight. Also in the American Geophysical Union and the Science Magazine the study is particularly emphasized.
In 2018 Prof. Chen and her group measured the CH4 emissions of Munich Oktoberfest, using in-situ measurements combined with a Gaussian plume dispersion model. Oktoberfest is a potential source for CH4 as a high amount of natural gas for cooking and heating is used.
Chen, J., Dietrich, F., Maazallahi, H., Forstmaier, A., Winkler, D., Hofmann, M. E. G., Denier van der Gon, H., and Röckmann, T.: Methane Emissions from the Munich Oktoberfest, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3683–3696, 2020 https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3683-2020