Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5359–5367, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5359–5367, 2020

Research article 09 Oct 2020

Research article | 09 Oct 2020

An examination of enhanced atmospheric methane detection methods for predicting performance of a novel multiband uncooled radiometer imager

Cody M. Webber and John P. Kerekes


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AR by Cody Webber on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Aug 2020) by John Worden
ED: Publish as is (09 Aug 2020) by John Worden
Short summary
Here we present a study performed to determine the methane detection capabilities of a novel remote thermal instrument, the Multiband Uncooled Radiometer Imager. We utilize a novel methane detection approach, the normalized differential methane index, that when applied to simulated multispectral thermal imagery with a single spectral channel dedicated to methane detection shows similar results to a state-of-the-art method, the matched-filter approach.