Surface carbon dioxide concentrations were measured using a non-dispersive infrared carbon dioxide sensor at Lampang Rajabhat University from April to May 2013 and at the University of the Philippines-Diliman campus starting September 2013. Factors influencing the variations in these measurements were determined using multiple linear regression and a Lagrangian transport model. Air temperature and sea level pressure were the dominant meteorological factors that affect the CO2 variations. However, these factors are not enough. Surface CO2 flux and...
A persistent CO2 source from Rizal province was detected from a synergy of measurements and modelling at UP-IESM's CARbON Lab. Rizal province is known for its cement manufacturing (e.g. Rizal Cement products) due to large deposits of limestone in the area. Cement production produces large amount of CO2 emissions due to the calcination process of limestone.
Due to the long-lived and well-mixed nature of atmospheric carbon dioxide, it can stay in the air for long periods of time and it can be transported for long distances.
A developing TD (invest 93w) has caused yet another day of wet weather in the Philippines and southern Taiwan. This persistent rainfall due to an influx of moist air from the South China sea has set the stage flooding, landslides and overall hazardous conditions along Luzons western Sea Boards.
Read more at: http://www.westernpacificweather.com/2014/06/09/flooding-rains-and-high-winds-threat-for-luzon-taiwan-and-southern-japan/