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Emissions of methane in Europe inferred by total column measurements

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Abstract


  • Using five long-running ground-based atmospheric observatories in Europe, we demonstrate the utility of long-term, stationary, ground-based measurements of atmospheric total columns for verifying annual methane emission inventories. Our results indicate that the methane emissions for the region in Europe between Orléans, Bremen, Białystok, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen are overestimated by the state-of-the-art inventories of the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) v4.2 FT2010 and the high-resolution emissions database developed by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as part of the Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate project (TNO-MACC_III), possibly due to the disaggregation of emissions onto a spatial grid. Uncertainties in the carbon monoxide inventories used to compute the methane emissions contribute to the discrepancy between our inferred emissions and those from the inventories.

UOW Authors


  •   Wunch, Debra (external author)
  •   Jones, Dylan B. A. (external author)
  •   Toon, Geoffrey C. (external author)
  •   Deutscher, Nicholas
  •   Hase, Frank (external author)
  •   Notholt, Justus (external author)
  •   Sussmann, Ralf (external author)
  •   Warneke, Thorsten (external author)
  •   Kuenen, Jeroen (external author)
  •   Denier van der Gon, Hugo (external author)
  •   Fisher, Jenny
  •   Maasakkers, Joannes (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Wunch, D., Jones, D. B.A., Toon, G. C., Deutscher, N. M., Hase, F., Notholt, J., Sussmann, R., Warneke, T., Kuenen, J., Denier van der Gon, H., Fisher, J. A. & Maasakkers, J. D. (2019). Emissions of methane in Europe inferred by total column measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19 (6), 3963-3980.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85063591712

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1655&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/641

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 3963

End Page


  • 3980

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • Using five long-running ground-based atmospheric observatories in Europe, we demonstrate the utility of long-term, stationary, ground-based measurements of atmospheric total columns for verifying annual methane emission inventories. Our results indicate that the methane emissions for the region in Europe between Orléans, Bremen, Białystok, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen are overestimated by the state-of-the-art inventories of the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) v4.2 FT2010 and the high-resolution emissions database developed by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as part of the Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate project (TNO-MACC_III), possibly due to the disaggregation of emissions onto a spatial grid. Uncertainties in the carbon monoxide inventories used to compute the methane emissions contribute to the discrepancy between our inferred emissions and those from the inventories.

UOW Authors


  •   Wunch, Debra (external author)
  •   Jones, Dylan B. A. (external author)
  •   Toon, Geoffrey C. (external author)
  •   Deutscher, Nicholas
  •   Hase, Frank (external author)
  •   Notholt, Justus (external author)
  •   Sussmann, Ralf (external author)
  •   Warneke, Thorsten (external author)
  •   Kuenen, Jeroen (external author)
  •   Denier van der Gon, Hugo (external author)
  •   Fisher, Jenny
  •   Maasakkers, Joannes (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Wunch, D., Jones, D. B.A., Toon, G. C., Deutscher, N. M., Hase, F., Notholt, J., Sussmann, R., Warneke, T., Kuenen, J., Denier van der Gon, H., Fisher, J. A. & Maasakkers, J. D. (2019). Emissions of methane in Europe inferred by total column measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19 (6), 3963-3980.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85063591712

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1655&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/641

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 3963

End Page


  • 3980

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Germany