Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10727-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10727-2021
Research article
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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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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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