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Advanced Greenhouse Gas and Aerosol Research Laboratory (AGAR)

The main focus of the Aerosols and Greenhouse gases (GHGs) Projection and Mitigation Laboratory is to conduct and implement research and decision support tools (1) in emission inventory; (2) in monitoring the atmospheric concentration over Thailand of trace atmospheric compounds, e.g. methane, nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide and carbonaceous aerosols including black carbon and organic carbon, which are recognized to be short live climate forcing agents; (3) in projection of the emissions of these compounds for medium and long term; and (4) defining appropriate mitigation options both for energy and non-energy related sectors.

 Research Publication

Theme 1: Aerosols from Biomass Burning to the Atmosphere
                 (Contact person: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Savitri Garivait)
  • Estimation of forest fires activity
  • Estimation of agricultural burning activities
  • Quantification of emission factors of carbonaceous aerosols from forest fires and agricultural fields burning
  • Estimation of air pollutants emissions from biomass open burning, with focus on carbonaceous aerosols
  • Estimation of land use change and related emissions/removals using GIS-RS information
  • Characterization of indirect effects of biomass open burning on the ecosystem and GHG emissions/removals
  • Development of forest fires emissions model using fire propagation characteristics
  • Development of low carbon community model based on land use management

Theme 2: GHG Monitoring
                 (Contact person: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amnat Chidthaisong)
  • Monitoring of CO2 flux of tropical deciduous forest
  • Monitoring of soil carbon dynamics of forest land and cropland in Thailand
  • Estimation of carbon stock under land use change
  • Soil respiration
  • Estimation of root system respiration
  • Develop of soil C dynamics of forestland and cropland

Theme 3: GHG Emission Projection and Mitigation
                 (Contact person: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sirintornthep Towprayoon)
  • National GHG emission inventory using IPCC 1996 revised GL and 2006 GL
  • Projection of national GHG emissions for short, medium term and long term using econometrics techniques
  • Development of mitigation options in non-energy sectors
  • Development of process for converting hemicellulose to fuel and chemicals
  • Development of GHG mitigation model for AFOLU sector enabling to include socio-economic drivers

Theme 4: Development of standard methods for GHG measurement in non-energy sectors
                 (Contact person: Dr. Komsilp Wang-Yao)
  • Development of standard methods for measurement of GHG from rice fields
  • Development of standard methods for measurement of GHG from landfills
  • Development of standard methods for measurements of GHG from cropland

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