Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11135–11161, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11135–11161, 2017

Research article 20 Sep 2017

Research article | 20 Sep 2017

Variability and quasi-decadal changes in the methane budget over the period 2000–2012

Marielle Saunois et al.


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Short summary
Following the Global Methane Budget 2000–2012 published in Saunois et al. (2016), we use the same dataset of bottom-up and top-down approaches to discuss the variations in methane emissions over the period 2000–2012. The changes in emissions are discussed both in terms of trends and quasi-decadal changes. The ensemble gathered here allows us to synthesise the robust changes in terms of regional and sectorial contributions to the increasing methane emissions.
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