Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Research article
22 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 22 Mar 2018

Bootstrap inversion technique for atmospheric trace gas source detection and quantification using long open-path laser measurements

Caroline B. Alden, Subhomoy Ghosh, Sean Coburn, Colm Sweeney, Anna Karion, Robert Wright, Ian Coddington, Gregory B. Rieker, and Kuldeep Prasad


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AR by Caroline Alden on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Dec 2017) by Dietrich G. Feist
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish as is (17 Jan 2018) by Dietrich G. Feist
AR by Caroline Alden on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The location and sizing leaks of methane from natural gas operations poses a real challenge for greenhouse gas emission mitigation efforts and for accurate quantification of emissions inventories. We demonstrate, with synthetic and field tests, a new statistical method for the location and sizing of small trace gas point sources dispersed over large areas, based on measurements of ambient atmospheric conditions made with long-range, open-path laser-based atmospheric observations.