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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3433-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3433-2015
Research article
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25 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 25 Aug 2015

Quantifying lower tropospheric methane concentrations using GOSAT near-IR and TES thermal IR measurements

J. R. Worden, A. J. Turner, A. Bloom, S. S. Kulawik, J. Liu, M. Lee, R. Weidner, K. Bowman, C. Frankenberg, R. Parker, and V. H. Payne

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Here we demonstrate the potential for estimating lower tropospheric CH4 concentrations through the combination of free-tropospheric methane measurements from the Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) and XCH4 (dry-mole air fraction of methane) from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite - Thermal And Near-infrared for carbon Observation (GOSAT TANSO).