Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
21 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 21 Mar 2022

Mapping methane plumes at very high spatial resolution with the WorldView-3 satellite

Elena Sánchez-García, Javier Gorroño, Itziar Irakulis-Loitxate, Daniel J. Varon, and Luis Guanter


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-238', Vladimir Savastiouk, 12 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-238', Folkert Boersma, 23 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Elena Sanchez-Garcia on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (15 Feb 2022) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
AR by Elena Sanchez-Garcia on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2022)
Short summary
This study seeks to present the as-yet-unknown potential use of WorldView-3 for the mapping of methane point source emissions. The proposed retrieval methodology is based on the idea that the spectral channels not affected by methane can be used to predict the methane-affected band through regression analysis. The results show the precise location of 26 independent point emissions over different methane hotspot regions worldwide, which prove the game-changing potential that this mission entails.