Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13941–13966, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13941-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13941–13966, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13941-2017

Research article 23 Nov 2017

Research article | 23 Nov 2017

Quantifying methane emissions from natural gas production in north-eastern Pennsylvania

Zachary R. Barkley et al.

Data sets

Aircraft Campaign Data over the Northeastern Marcellus Shale, May–June 2015, Version: 2017-03-29 C. Sweeney, A. Karion, E. A. Kort, M. L. Smith, T. Newberger S. Schwietzke, S. Wolter, and T. Lauvaux https://doi.org/10.15138/G35K54

Download
Short summary
This study quantifies methane emissions from natural gas production in north-eastern Pennsylvania. Methane observations from 10 flights in spring 2015 are compared to model-projected values, and methane emissions from natural gas are adjusted within the model to create the best match between the two data sets. This study find methane emissions from natural gas production to be low and may be indicative of characteristics of the basin that make sources from north-eastern Pennsylvania unique.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint