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Field validation of remote sensing methane emission measurements

Gardiner, T; Helmore, J; Innocenti, F; Robinson, R (2017) Field validation of remote sensing methane emission measurements. Remote Sensing, 9 (9). 956

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Area sources are a key contributor to overall greenhouse gas emissions but present a particular challenge to emission measurement techniques due to the heterogeneous nature of the sources. A new Controlled Release Facility (CRF) has been developed that is able to recreate in the field both the distribution and rate of emissions seen in actual industrial applications. The results of a series of field validation experiments involving this facility and an infrared differential absorption Lidar (DIAL) facility are presented, which have demonstrated the capability of the CRF to generate controlled methane emissions from 1.8 kg/h to 11 kg/h with a typical expanded (k = 2) uncertainty of ~0.3 kg/h, and established that any underlying systematic uncertainty in the DIAL measurements across this range of methane emissions is less than 4% (or 0.2 kg/h).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Validation, Emission measurements, DIAL, Remote measurements, Methane
Subjects: Environmental Measurement > Atmospheric Science, Emission and Security
Divisions: Chemical, Medical & Environmental Science
Identification number/DOI: 10.3390/rs9090956
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 17:04
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/7806

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