Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Research article
19 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2023

Methane retrievals from airborne HySpex observations in the shortwave infrared

Philipp Hochstaffl, Franz Schreier, Claas Henning Köhler, Andreas Baumgartner, and Daniele Cerra

Model code and software

Py4CAtS – PYthon for Computational ATmospheric Spectroscopy F. Schreier, S. Gimeno García, P. Hochstaffl, and S. Städt

Short summary
The study examines methane enhancements inferred from hyperspectral imaging observations using different retrieval schemes. One of the core challenges is the high spatial and moderate spectral resolution as it makes separation of spectral variations caused by molecular absorption and surface reflectivity challenging. It was found that localized methane enhancements can be detected and quantified from HySpex airborne observations using various retrieval schemes.