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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3833–3850, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3833-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3833–3850, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3833-2017

Research article 19 Oct 2017

Research article | 19 Oct 2017

Airborne DOAS retrievals of methane, carbon dioxide, and water vapor concentrations at high spatial resolution: application to AVIRIS-NG

Andrew K. Thorpe et al.

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At local scales emissions of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are highly uncertain. The AVIRIS-NG imaging spectrometer maps large regions and generates high-spatial-resolution CH4 and CO2 concentration maps from anthropogenic and natural sources. Examples include CH4 from a processing plant, tank, pipeline leak, seep, mine vent shafts, and CO2 from power plants. This demonstrates a greenhouse gas monitoring capability that targets the two dominant anthropogenic climate-forcing agents.