Articles | Volume 21, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16257–16276, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16257-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16257–16276, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16257-2021

Research article 05 Nov 2021

Research article | 05 Nov 2021

Atmospheric observations consistent with reported decline in the UK's methane emissions (2013–2020)

Mark F. Lunt et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-548', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-548', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Aug 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-548', Mark Lunt, 24 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mark Lunt on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Oct 2021) by Christoph Gerbig
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Short summary
We present an evaluation of the UK's methane emissions between 2013 and 2020 using a network of tall tower measurement sites. We find emissions that are consistent in both magnitude and trend with the UK's reported emissions, with a declining trend driven by a decrease in emissions from England. The impact of various components of the modelling set-up on these findings are explored through a number of sensitivity studies.
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