The overaching goal of the IGAC AMIGO (Analysis of eMIssions usinG Observations) is to organize the international scientific community around syntheses of research using observations-based analysis techniques that aim to better quantify emissions for a variety of trace gases and at different spatio-temporal scales. AMIGO addresses the need for a more accurate knowledge of emissions and is at the crossroads of several parallel IGAC activities involving emissions, atmospheric modeling and analysis on observations. It is of high relevance for policy makers and society.
The syntheses will consider chemically active compounds and greenhouse gases and will evaluate the consistency of their inferred emissions. AMIGO will assess the ability of different analysis techniques to provide consistent quantification of the emissions of multiple species across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Criteria to establish the accuracy of emissions data and their uncertainties will also be defined.
The AMIGO project kicked-off in 2017 and welcomes new participants and ideas. You are invited to contact the AMIGO co-chairs:
The AMIGO group hosts a web page with a collection of peer-reviewed publications on COVID-19 impacts on emissions and air quality. Authors of pper-reviewed publications not in this list are encouraged to contact us, so that we can add them in the list.
Since 2021, AMIGO welcomes a Working Group on Chemical Reanalysis and flux inversions, led by Benjamin Gaubert (NCAR, US), Idir Bouarar (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany) and Thierno Doumbia (Laboratoire d'Aérologie, Toulouse, France).
In the course of 2022, AMIGO plans to start a series of webinars occurring every two months on satellite datasets and their use for estimating emissions.Want to participate? Click on Join AMIGO to be in our mailing list.