Quantifying Methane Emissions in North America Using Satellites

ATS Room 101
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:15
Vasco McCoy Family Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
Presenter: 
Daniel J. Jacob
Hosted By: 
Emily Fischer

Improved understanding of methane emissions and their trends is critical for climate policy. Satellite observations provide an emerging resource for continuous global mapping of atmospheric methane. I will talk about ongoing work in my group to use satellite observations for quantifying methane emissions in North America, including integration with new information from aircraft campaigns and from bottom-up emission inventories.