Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1879–1892, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1879-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1879–1892, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1879-2021

Research article 08 Mar 2021

Research article | 08 Mar 2021

Methane emissions from an oil sands tailings pond: a quantitative comparison of fluxes derived by different methods

Yuan You et al.

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Emissions from tailings ponds to the atmosphere, oil sands region Environment and Climate Change Canada http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/air/monitor/source-emissions-monitoring-oil-sands-region/emissions-from-tailings-ponds-to-the-atmosphere-oil-sands-region/

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Tailings ponds in the Alberta oil sands can be significant sources of methane, an important greenhouse gas. This paper describes a 1-month study conducted in 2017 to measure methane emissions from a pond using a variety of micrometeorological flux methods and demonstrates some advantages of these methods over flux chambers.