Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Research article
25 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 25 Jul 2016

Can we detect regional methane anomalies? A comparison between three observing systems

Cindy Cressot, Isabelle Pison, Peter J. Rayner, Philippe Bousquet, Audrey Fortems-Cheiney, and Frédéric Chevallier


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AR by Isabelle Pison on behalf of the Authors (17 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jun 2016) by Bryan N. Duncan
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish as is (05 Jul 2016) by Bryan N. Duncan
Short summary
Several hypothesis have been made to attribute current trends in atmospheric methane to particular regions. In this context, this work aims at evaluating how well anomalies in methane emissions can be detected at the regional scale with currently available observing systems: two space-borne instruments and a surface network. Our results show that inter-annual analyses of methane emissions inferred by atmospheric inversions should always include an uncertainty assessment.
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