Methane emissions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico: evaluation of...

Lu, X., D. Jacob, H. Wang, J. D. Maasakkers, Y. Zhang, T. R. Scarpelli, L. Shen, Z. Qu, M. P. Sulprizio, H. Nesser, A. A. Bloom, S. Ma, J. R. Worden, S. Fan, R. J. Parker, H. Boesch, R. Gautam, D. Gordon, M. D. Moran, F. Reuland, C. A. O. Villasana, and A. Andrews (2022), Methane emissions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico: evaluation of national methane emission inventories and 2010-2017 sectoral trends by inverse analysis of in situ (GLOBALVIEWplus CH4 ObsPack) and satellite (GOSAT) atmospheric observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 395-418, doi:10.5194/acp-22-395-2022.
Abstract: 

We quantify methane emissions and their 2010–2017 trends by sector in the contiguous United States (CONUS), Canada, and Mexico by inverse analysis of in situ (GLOBALVIEWplus CH4 ObsPack) and satellite (GOSAT) atmospheric methane observations. The inversion uses as a prior estimate the national anthropogenic emission inventories for the three countries reported by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and the Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC) in Mexico to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and thus serves as an evaluation of these inventories in terms of their magnitudes and trends. Emissions are optimized with a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) at 0.5◦ × 0.625◦ resolution and for individual years. Optimization is

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Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Program (CCEP)
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