Articles | Volume 10, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3429–3452, 2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3429–3452, 2017

Research article 20 Sep 2017

Research article | 20 Sep 2017

Methane emissions from a Californian landfill, determined from airborne remote sensing and in situ measurements

Sven Krautwurst et al.

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Short summary
This study investigates a subset of data collected during the CO2 and Methane EXperiment (COMEX) in 2014. It focuses on airborne measurements to quantify the emissions from landfills in the Los Angeles Basin. Airborne remote sensing data have been used to estimate the emission rate of one particular landfill on four different days. The results have been compared to airborne in situ measurements. Airborne imaging spectroscopy has been used to identify emission hotspots across the landfill.