Portrait of Pieter P. Tans

Pieter P. Tans

Pieter Tans is senior scientist at the Earth System Research Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. He has studied the global carbon cycle for several decades, starting with his Ph.D. dissertation research in the Netherlands, and has published close to 140 scientific papers on the subject. His group maintains the world's largest global monitoring network of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, and provides reference gas mixtures to calibrate high accuracy greenhouse gas measurements worldwide. Dr. Tans serves on several advisory committees for research on the carbon cycle and climate, and is a member of the editorial board of Tellus.

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