Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Research article
22 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2021

Remote sensing of methane plumes: instrument tradeoff analysis for detecting and quantifying local sources at global scale

Siraput Jongaramrungruang, Georgios Matheou, Andrew K. Thorpe, Zhao-Cheng Zeng, and Christian Frankenberg

Data sets

AVIRIS-NG Data Portal 2014-2021 JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Short summary
This study shows how precision error and bias in column methane retrieval change with different instrument specifications and the impact of spectrally complex surface albedos on retrievals. We show how surface interferences can be mitigated with an optimal spectral resolution and a higher polynomial degree in a retrieval process. The findings can inform future satellite instrument designs to have robust observations capable of separating real CH4 plume enhancements from surface interferences.