Mapping Methane Super-Emitters in Oil and Gas Fields: A Tiered Remote Sensing Strategy

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Mapping Methane Super-Emitters

A San Joaquin Valley case study suggests that our knowledge of methane inventories is vastly underestimated. Without an ongoing comprehensive methane monitoring program, California will not meet its statewide air regulation requirements. Increasing the confidence in satellite, airborne, and ground-based sensors will help move the needle toward a more accurate local, regional, and international understanding of methane emission sources and rates. A practical and tiered remote sensing approach using satellite, airborne, and ground-based sensors will improve local, regional, and international understanding of methane emission sources and rates.

Space Policy Show Alert: Check out Episode 15 of the Space Policy Show where Karen  Jones and Angie Bukley give their thoughts on locating methane super-emitters from space.  

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