Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 393–413, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-393-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 393–413, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-393-2021

Measurement report 14 Jan 2021

Measurement report | 14 Jan 2021

Measurement report: Changing characteristics of atmospheric CH4 in the Tibetan Plateau: records from 1994 to 2019 at the Mount Waliguan station

Shuo Liu et al.

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AR by shuo liu on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2020)  Author's response
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Oct 2020) by Martin Dameris
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Nov 2020) by Martin Dameris
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We analyzed 26-year CH4 measurements at Mount Waliguan in the Tibetan Plateau, China. The CH4 increased ~ 133 parts per billion (ppb) with a rate of 5.1 ± 0.1 ppb yr-1 from 1994 to 2019. Major source regions were identified in northeast and southwest. The influence of human activities is more and more serious, and northern India has possibly become a stronger contributor than city regions were in the past. It has become urgent to control CH4 emissions in the Tibetan Plateau.
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