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Who uses NASA Earthdata? Dr. Lucy Hutyra does!

Dr. Lucy Hutyra

Dr. Lucy Hutyra, Associate Professor of Earth & Environment, Boston University, Boston, MA

Dr. Lucy Hutyra, Associate Professor of Earth & Environment, Boston University, is a NASA-funded investigator in the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) program. Her research focuses on developing a better understanding of how fossil fuel emissions of CO2 coupled with biological activity in urban environments influence atmospheric CO2 concentrations. As noted in a recent article on CMS, Dr. Hutyra was part of a team that developed methods “for detecting and attributing methane leaks from urban natural gas pipelines,” which contributed to changes in how Boston and the state of Massachusetts regulate gas leak repairs.

Data collected by Dr. Hutyra and her colleagues are some of the most often-downloaded products in ORNL DAAC:
Atmospheric Methane Concentrations and Prior Emissions, Boston, MA, 2012-2014
DARTE Annual On-road CO2 Emissions on a 1-km Grid, Conterminous USA, 1980-2012
CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels Combustion, ACES Inventory for Northeastern USA

To read more about Dr. Lucy Hutyra's work and her use of NASA Earth science data, see
NASA Earthdata User Profile: Dr. Lucy Hutyra.