Netherlands Institute for Space Research (NWO-I) (NL)
The ESA Methane+ project aims at exploiting the SWIR and TIR CH4 observations from different satellites in order to better differentiate between sources and sinks of CH4 on the regional and global scale. For this we will use the CH4 observations of TROPOMI on Copernicus Sentinel-5p, IASI on MetOp-B, and CrIS on Suomi NPP in combination with atmospheric inversion models.
Given the identified opportunities and challenges of the current generation of space borne methane sensors, and the scope of the current study, the specific study objectives are as follows:
The Methane+ project started on 22-Jan-2020 with a duration of 2 years.
Methane retrieved from TROPOMI: improvement of the data product and validation of the first 2 years of measurements
Atmos. Meas. Tech. (2021)
Remote sensing of methane leakage from natural gas and petroleum systems revisited
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2020)