Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5751–5774, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5751–5774, 2017

Research article 09 May 2017

Research article | 09 May 2017

Satellite-derived methane hotspot emission estimates using a fast data-driven method

Michael Buchwitz et al.


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AR by Michael Buchwitz on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Mar 2017) by Robert McLaren
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Mar 2017)
ED: Publish as is (15 Apr 2017) by Robert McLaren
Short summary
Methane is an important greenhouse gas and increasing atmospheric concentrations result in global warming. We present a simple method to derive annual methane emission estimates of methane hotspot areas from satellite data. We present results for four source areas. We found that our estimates are in good agreement with other studies/data sets for the Four Corners region in the USA and for Azerbaijan but we also found higher emissions for parts of California and Turkmenistan.
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