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Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13669–13680, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13669-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13669–13680, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13669-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 03 Nov 2016

Research article | 03 Nov 2016

Carbon isotopic signature of coal-derived methane emissions to the atmosphere: from coalification to alteration

Giulia Zazzeri et al.

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AR by Giulia Zazzeri on behalf of the Authors (18 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Ingeborg Levin (14 Aug 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (05 Sep 2016) by Martin Heimann
AR by Giulia Zazzeri on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Sep 2016) by Martin Heimann
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Methane emissions estimates from the coal sector are highly uncertain. Precise δ13C isotopic signatures of methane sources can be used in atmospheric models for a methane budget assessment. Emissions from both underground and opencast coal mines in the UK, Australia and Poland were sampled and isotopically characterised using high-precision measurements of δ13C values. Representative isotopic signatures were provided, taking into account specific ranks of coal and mine type.
Methane emissions estimates from the coal sector are highly uncertain. Precise δ13C isotopic...
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