Articles | Volume 15, issue 24
Research article
21 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 21 Dec 2015

Validation of farm-scale methane emissions using nocturnal boundary layer budgets

J. Stieger, I. Bamberger, N. Buchmann, and W. Eugster


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At night, concentrations of methane and other trace gases in the near-surface atmosphere increase due to limited turbulent mixing and confluence of cold air from valley slopes towards the valley bottom. Here we used a tethered balloon sounding system to obtain time-height profiles of methane concentrations from which we compute methane emissions. These flux estimates serve as the first experimental validation of Swiss agricultural methane emissions at the farm scale.
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