Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3683–3696, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3683–3696, 2020

Research article 27 Mar 2020

Research article | 27 Mar 2020

Methane emissions from the Munich Oktoberfest

Jia Chen et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jan 2020) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jan 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish as is (05 Feb 2020) by Rolf Müller

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Jia Chen on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (25 Mar 2020) by Rolf Müller
Short summary
We demonstrate for the first time that large festivals can be significant methane sources, though they are not included in emission inventories. We combined in situ measurements with a Gaussian plume model to determine the Oktoberfest emissions and show that they are not due solely to human biogenic emissions, but are instead primarily fossil fuel related. Our study provides the foundation to develop reduction policies for such events and new pathways to mitigate fossil fuel methane emissions.
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