Global Tracking and Quantification of Oil and Gas Methane Emissions from Recurrent Sentinel-2 Imagery.

  title={Global Tracking and Quantification of Oil and Gas Methane Emissions from Recurrent Sentinel-2 Imagery.},
  author={Thibaud Ehret and Aur{\'e}lien De Truchis and Matthieu Mazzolini and Jean-Michel Morel and A. d’Aspremont and Thomas Lauvaux and Riley M. Duren and Daniel H. Cusworth and Gabriele Facciolo},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
Methane (CH4) emission estimates from top-down studies over oil and gas basins have revealed systematic underestimation of CH4 emissions in current national inventories. Sparse but extremely large amounts of CH4 from oil and gas production activities have been detected across the globe, resulting in a significant increase of the overall oil and gas contribution. However, attribution to specific facilities remains a major challenge unless high-spatial-resolution images provide sufficient… 

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  • D. CusworthA. Thorpe R. Duren
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2022
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