Articles | Volume 22, issue 23
Research article
12 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2022

Atmospheric methane isotopes identify inventory knowledge gaps in the Surat Basin, Australia, coal seam gas and agricultural regions

Bryce F. J. Kelly, Xinyi Lu, Stephen J. Harris, Bruno G. Neininger, Jorg M. Hacker, Stefan Schwietzke, Rebecca E. Fisher, James L. France, Euan G. Nisbet, David Lowry, Carina van der Veen, Malika Menoud, and Thomas Röckmann

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Coal seam gas industry methane emissions in the Surat Basin, Australia: Comparing airborne measure- ments with inventories B. G. Neininger, B. F. J. Kelly, J. M. Hacker, X. Lu, and S. Schwietzke

Short summary
This study explores using the composition of methane of in-flight atmospheric air samples for greenhouse gas inventory verification. The air samples were collected above one of the largest coal seam gas production regions in the world. Adjacent to these gas fields are coal mines, Australia's largest cattle feedlot, and over 1 million grazing cattle. The results are also used to identify methane mitigation opportunities.
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