Dr. Marc Fischer is staff scientist in the Sustainable Energy Systems group and Environmental Energy Technology Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and is an adjunct associate research scientists at the Air Quality Research Center at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Fischer has co-authored more than 50 refereed journal publications. Fischer's current work focuses on atmospheric studies of natural and anthropogenic processes affecting greenhouse (GHG) gases (and other atmospheric constituents, and development of sustainable solutions to energy and environmental problems. As part of ongoing work, Fischer and colleagues are quantifying the sources of California's GHG emissions, their long-term trends, and identifying cost-effective options to mitigate emissions.
"Assessment of Regional Methane Emission Inventories through Airborne Quantification in the San Francisco Bay AreaAssessment of Regional Methane Emission Inventories through Airborne Quantification in the San Francisco Bay Area." Environmental Science & Technology 54.15 (2020) 9254 - 9264. .
"Methane Emissions from Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells in California." Environmental Science & Technology (2020). .
"Methane emissions from underground gas storage in California." Environmental Research Letters 15.4 (2020) 045005. .
"Atmospheric observation-based estimation of fossil fuel CO2 emissions from regions of central and southern California." Science of The Total Environment (2019). .
"Inverse Estimation of an Annual Cycle of California's Nitrous Oxide Emissions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123.9 (2018) 4758 - 4771. .
"Atmospheric characterization through fused mobile airborne and surface in situ surveys: methane emissions quantification from a producing oil field." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11.3 (2018) 1689 - 1705. .
"An Estimate of Natural Gas Methane Emissions from California Homes." Environmental Science & Technology (2018). .
"Assessing fossil fuel CO 2 emissions in California using atmospheric observations and models." Environmental Research Letters 13.6 (2018) 065007. .
"Nitrous Oxide Emissions Estimated With the CarbonTracker-Lagrange North American Regional Inversion Framework." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32.3 (2018) 463 - 485. .
Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California: An Independent Review of Scientific and Technical Information. California Council on Science & Technology, 2017. .
"Airborne Methane Emission Measurements for Selected Oil and Gas Facilities Across California." Environmental Science & Technology (2017). LBNL-2001067. .
"Simulating Estimation of California Fossil Fuel and Biosphere Carbon Dioxide Exchanges Combining In-situ Tower and Satellite Column Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122.6 (2017) 3653-3671. LBNL-1007266. .
"Assessment of an atmospheric transport model for annual inverse estimates of California greenhouse gas emissions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122.2 (2017) 1901 - 1918. .
"Estimating methane emissions from biological and fossil-fuel sources in the San Francisco Bay Area." Geophysical Research Letters 117117 (2017) 486 - 495. .
"Estimating methane emissions in California's urban and rural regions using multitower observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121 (2016). LBNL-1006478. .
"Gridded National Inventory of U.S. Methane Emissions." Environmental Science & Technology 50.23 (2016) 13123-13133. LBNL-1006708. .
Evaluating Bay Area Methane Emission Inventory. Berkeley, 2016. LBNL-1006297. .
"Investigating seasonal methane emissions in Northern California using airborne measurements and inverse modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research (2016). LBNL-1006709. .
"U.S. emissions of HFC-134a derived for 2008–2012 from an extensive flask-air sampling network." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120.2 (2015) 801-825. LBNL-10062008. .
"Toward consistency between trends in bottom-up CO2 emissions and top-down atmospheric measurements in the Los Angeles megacity." Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics (2015). LBNL-1006192. .