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A flexible algorithm for network design based on information theory

Thompson, Rona Louise; Pisso, Ignacio

Publication details

Journal: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 16, 235–246, 2023

Arkiv: hdl.handle.net/11250/3051767
Doi: doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-235-2023

A novel method for atmospheric network design is presented, which is based on information theory. The method does not require calculation of the posterior uncertainty (or uncertainty reduction) and is therefore computationally more efficient than methods that require this. The algorithm is demonstrated in two examples: the first looks at designing a network for monitoring CH4 sources using observations of the stable carbon isotope ratio in CH4 (δ13C), and the second looks at designing a network for monitoring fossil fuel emissions of CO2 using observations of the radiocarbon isotope ratio in CO2 (Δ14CO2).