Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
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, Ralf M. Staebler, Samar G. Moussa, James Beck, and Richard L. Mittermeier

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Emissions from tailings ponds to the atmosphere, oil sands region Environment and Climate Change Canada

Short summary
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.