Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
31 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2024

Single-blind test of nine methane-sensing satellite systems from three continents

Evan D. Sherwin, Sahar H. El Abbadi, Philippine M. Burdeau, Zhan Zhang, Zhenlin Chen, Jeffrey S. Rutherford, Yuanlei Chen, and Adam R. Brandt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1541', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Evan D. Sherwin, 21 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1541', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Evan D. Sherwin, 21 Oct 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1541', Anonymous Referee #3, 17 Sep 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Evan D. Sherwin, 21 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Evan D. Sherwin on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Oct 2023) by Huilin Chen
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (29 Oct 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Nov 2023)
ED: Publish as is (05 Nov 2023) by Huilin Chen
AR by Evan D. Sherwin on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Countries and companies increasingly rely on a growing fleet of satellites to find large emissions of climate-warming methane, particularly from oil and natural gas systems across the globe. We independently assessed the performance of nine such systems by releasing controlled, undisclosed amounts of methane as satellites passed overhead. The tested systems produced reliable detection and quantification results, including the smallest-ever emission detected from space in such a test.