Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||First Ground-Based FTIR Observations of Methane in the Inner Tropics over Several Years|
|Authors:||PETERSEN Katinka; WARNEKE Thorsten; FRANKENBERG. C.; BERGAMASCHI Peter; GERBIG Christoph; NOTHOLT Justus; BUCHWITZ Michael; SCHNEISING Oliver; SCHREMS O.|
|Citation:||ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS vol. 10 no. 15 p. 7231-7239|
|Publisher:||COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Total column concentrations of methane have been retrieved from ground-based solar absorption FTIR spectra in the near-infrared recorded in Paramaribo (Suriname). The methane FTIR observations are compared with TM5 model simulations and satellite observations from SCIAMACHY, and represent the first validation of SCIAMACHY retrievals in the inner tropics using ground-based remote sensing techniques. Apart from local biomass burning features, our methane FTIR observations agree well with TM5 model simulations. The comparison of the direct measured CH4/CO2 ratios by FTIR and satellite reveals that the satellite can hardly detect methane emissions of tropical biomass burning due to the used retrieval method.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.