Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14717-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14717-2020
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07 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 07 Dec 2020

Methane mapping, emission quantification, and attribution in two European cities: Utrecht (NL) and Hamburg (DE)

Hossein Maazallahi, Julianne M. Fernandez, Malika Menoud, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Zachary D. Weller, Stefan Schwietzke, Joseph C. von Fischer, Hugo Denier van der Gon, and Thomas Röckmann

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Methane accounts for ∼ 25 % of current climate warming. The current lack of methane measurements is a barrier for tracking major sources, which are key for near-term climate mitigation. We use mobile measurements to identify and quantify methane emission sources in Utrecht (NL) and Hamburg (DE) with a focus on natural gas pipeline leaks. The measurements resulted in fixing the major leaks by the local utility, but coordinated efforts are needed at national levels for further emission reductions.
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