Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3779–3798, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3779–3798, 2018

Research article 15 Mar 2018

Research article | 15 Mar 2018

How a European network may help with estimating methane emissions on the French national scale

Isabelle Pison et al.


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Short summary
Methane emissions on the national scale in France in 2012 are inferred by assimilating continuous atmospheric mixing ratio measurements from nine stations of the European network ICOS. Two complementary inversion set-ups are computed and analysed: (i) a regional run correcting for the spatial distribution of fluxes in France and (ii) a sectorial run correcting fluxes for activity sectors on the national scale. The results are compared with existing inventories and other regional inversions.
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