Tropical methane emissions : A revised view from SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT

@inproceedings{Frankenberg2008TropicalME,
  title={Tropical methane emissions : A revised view from SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT},
  author={Christian Frankenberg and Peter Bergamaschi and Andr{\'e} Butz and Sander Houweling and Jan Fokke Meirink and Justus Notholt and Anna Katinka Petersen and Hans M Schrijver and Thorsten Warneke and Ilse Aben},
  year={2008}
}
[1] Methane retrievals from near-infrared spectra recorded by the SCIAMACHY instrument onboard ENVISAT hitherto suggested unexpectedly large tropical emissions. Even though recent studies confirm substantial tropical emissions, there were indications for an unresolved error in the satellite retrievals. Here we identify a retrieval error related to inaccuracies in water vapor spectroscopic parameters, causing a substantial overestimation of methane correlated with highwater vapor abundances.We… CONTINUE READING