A large increase in U.S. methane emissions over the past decade inferred from satellite data and surface observations

@inproceedings{Turner2016ALI,
  title={A large increase in U.S. methane emissions over the past decade inferred from satellite data and surface observations},
  author={Alexander J Turner and D. J. Jacob and Joshua Benmergui and Steven C. Wofsy and Joannes D. Maasakkers and Andr{\'e} Butz and Otto Hasekamp and S{\'e}bastien C. Biraud},
  year={2016}
}
The global burden of atmospheric methane has been increasing over the past decade, but the causes are not well understood. National inventory estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicate no significant trend in U.S. anthropogenic methane emissions from 2002 to present. Here we use satellite retrievals and surface observations of atmospheric methane to suggest that U.S. methane emissions have increased by more than 30% over the 2002–2014 period. The trend is largest in the… CONTINUE READING
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