Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Research article
10 May 2023
Research article |  | 10 May 2023

Toward a versatile spaceborne architecture for immediate monitoring of the global methane pledge

Yuchen Wang, Xvli Guo, Yajie Huo, Mengying Li, Yuqing Pan, Shaocai Yu, Alexander Baklanov, Daniel Rosenfeld, John H. Seinfeld, and Pengfei Li

Data sets

Select emission data area ESA

Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled to Chemistry (WRF-Chem) NOAA

EDGAR -- Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research European Commission

Copernicus Open Access Hub ESA

Line-by-Line Search Hitran online

Short summary
Substantial advances have been made in recent years toward detecting and quantifying methane super-emitters from space. However, such advances have rarely been expanded to measure the global methane pledge because large-scale swaths and high-resolution sampling have not been coordinated. Here we present a versatile spaceborne architecture that can juggle planet-scale and plant-level methane retrievals, challenge official emission reports, and remain relevant for stereoscopic measurements.
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