Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1273–1295, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1273-2018

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1273–1295, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1273-2018

Research article 05 Mar 2018

Research article | 05 Mar 2018

Calibration and field testing of cavity ring-down laser spectrometers measuring CH4, CO2, and δ13CH4 deployed on towers in the Marcellus Shale region

Natasha L. Miles et al.

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Analyzers measuring methane and methane isotopic ratio were deployed at four towers in the Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction region of Pennsylvania. The methane isotopic ratio is helpful for differentiating emissions from natural gas activities from other sources (e.g., landfills). We describe the analyzer calibration. The signals observed in the study region were generally small, but the instrumental performance demonstrated here could be used in regions with stronger enhancements.