Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
Research article
14 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2021

Spectrometric measurements of atmospheric propane (C3H8)

Geoffrey C. Toon, Jean-Francois L. Blavier, Keeyoon Sung, and Katelyn Yu


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AR by Geoff Toon on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Apr 2021) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Apr 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 May 2021) by Gabriele Stiller
Short summary
We report measurements of atmospheric propane (C3H8) from analysis of ground-based infra-red solar absorption spectra measured from various sites by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) MkIV interferometer. These measurements suggest that exploitation of natural gas fields is a major and growing source of propane in the USA. Also, there seem to be propane sources in large cities such as Los Angeles, possibly related to use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
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