Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11163–11176, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11163-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11163–11176, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11163-2017

Research article 20 Sep 2017

Research article | 20 Sep 2017

Quantifying alkane emissions in the Eagle Ford Shale using boundary layer enhancement

Geoffrey Roest and Gunnar Schade

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Replication Data for: Quantifying alkane emissions in the Eagle Ford Shale using boundary layer enhancement G. Roest and G. Schade https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/0ML8TH

Eta Data Assimilation System (EDAS40) NCEP (National Centers for Environmental Prediction) ftp://ftp.arl.noaa.gov/archives/edas40/

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We used atmospheric concentrations of hydrocarbons to estimate emissions from regional oil and gas activities in the Eagle Ford Shale in southern Texas to better understand their air quality impacts. While higher hydrocarbons emissions are underestimated, emissions of methane from raw natural gas sources appear lower than the US EPA's current estimate. However, we identified liquid storage tanks as an additional source of methane and as the dominant source of regional hydrocarbon emissions.
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