COMEX

The COMEX Final Report can be found here.

Update November 2014
 
The COMEX (CO2 and MEthane eXperiment), a campaign conducted in coordination with the HyspIRI campaign, demonstrated that methane emissions associated with fossil fuel production activities in the Bakersfield area were of sufficient magnitude and size for space-based observations. Targeted GOSAT pixels are being acquired upwind, over the source, and downwind of the source with supporting surface measurements made by the AMOG (AutoMObile greenhouse Gas) surveyor - each pixel is traversed in the AMOG to map the plume in the GOSAT pixels. AMOG surveyor is a Nissan Versa, adapted for meteorology and air quality measurements, that measures meteorology data and up to seven trace gas concentrations including methane and carbon dioxide by cavity ring-down spectroscopy at 5 Hz or faster at up to highway speed. AMOG data is being used to refine targeted pixel locations and improve experimental design, with supporting AJAX flights planned starting late November.

For more info on the GOSAT-COMEX Experiment click here