Airborne measurements indicate large methane emissions from the eastern Amazon basin

  title={Airborne measurements indicate large methane emissions from the eastern Amazon basin},
  author={John B. Miller and Luciana Vanni Gatti and Monica Tais Siqueira D'Amelio and Andrew M. Crotwell and Edward J. Dlugokencky and Peter S. Bakwin and Paulo Artaxo and Pieter P. Tans},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Recent results from laboratory, field and remote sensing measurements suggest the presence of large methane emissions from the Amazon basin. Here we present regionally integrative, direct trace gas observations from two sites that confirm the presence of large fluxes of methane in eastern Amazônia. Air samples collected on aircraft near Santarém (2.9°S, 55.0°W) and Manaus (2.6°S, 60.0°W) in eastern and central Amazônia show large enhancements of CH4 that are not seen at the NOAA/ESRL background… 

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