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Quantifying methane emissions in North America using satellites

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April 15, 2016
Daniel J. Jacob (Vasco McCoy Family Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Engineering)
Hosted by Emily Fischer

Abstract

Improved understanding of methane emissions and their trends is critical for climate policy. Satellite observations provide an emerging resource for continuous global mapping of atmospheric methane. I will talk about ongoing work in my group to use satellite observations for quantifying methane emissions in North America, including integration with new information from aircraft campaigns and from bottom-up emission inventories.