Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Review article
18 Nov 2016
Review article |  | 18 Nov 2016

Satellite observations of atmospheric methane and their value for quantifying methane emissions

Daniel J. Jacob, Alexander J. Turner, Joannes D. Maasakkers, Jianxiong Sheng, Kang Sun, Xiong Liu, Kelly Chance, Ilse Aben, Jason McKeever, and Christian Frankenberg


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ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2016) by Bryan N. Duncan
AR by Daniel Jacob on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2016)
Short summary
Methane is a greenhouse gas emitted by a range of natural and anthropogenic sources. Atmospheric methane has been measured continuously from space since 2003, and new instruments are planned to launch in the near future that will greatly expand the capabilities of space-based observations. We review the value of current, future, and proposed satellite observations to better quantify methane emissions from the global scale down to the scale of point sources.
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