Title: Estimating Sources and Sinks of Methane: An Atmospheric View
Citation: The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe vol. 203 p. 113-133
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC34312
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC34312
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-76570-9
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Several inverse modelling investigated global CH4 sources. These studies optimized emissions from larger global regions or from different source categories, and focussed on shorter timescales (1-2 years) or climatological averages. In this article we summarize some recent inverse modelling studies which further extend our view on the global and regional CH4 budget: (1) Based on the atmospheric zoom model TM5, Bergamaschi et al. [2005] presented a coupled global-European inversion to derive CH4 emission estimates for individual European countries. (2) Recent satellite measurements from SCIAMACHY now provide comprehensive views on the global CH4 distribution [Frankenberg, et al., 2006; Frankenberg, et al., 2005]. We discuss some key results from a recent analysis based on TM5 inverse simulations [Bergamaschi, et al., 2006]. (3) The inter-annual variablity of CH4 sources and sink during 1984-2003 has been investigated in a recent study by Bousquet et al. [2006]. Key results of this study will be summarized.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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