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Jacob-02 Project Profile   (updated 31-Aug-2015)
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Project Title:High-Resolution Constraints on North American and Global Methane Sources Using Satellites

Science Team
Members:

Daniel Jacob, Harvard University (Project Lead)
Kevin Bowman, JPL

Project Duration: 2014 - 2017
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2014)
Abstract: Our proposal will focus on the exploitation of GOSAT and TROPOMI data to better constrain anthropogenic and natural methane emissions at high resolution (0.25x0.33 deg) in North America and globally at (2x2.5 deg). Our work takes advantage of previous integration with CMS-Flux that uses a consistent 4DVAR capability and wetland emissions driven by ... [more]
CMS:
  • Atmospheric Transport
  • Land-Atmosphere Flux
  • Decision Support
  • MRV

Participants:

Kevin Bowman, JPL
Daniel Jacob, Harvard University
Joannes Maasakkers, Harvard University
Alexander Turner, Harvard University

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Project URL(s): None provided.
 
Data
Products:
Product Title:  Anthropogenic and natural methane emissions estimates.
Spatial Extent:  North America
Spatial Resolution:  0.25 x 0.33
Time Period:  2009-2015
Temporal Frequency:  Yearly
Status:  Available
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Product Title:  Anthropogenic and natural methane emissions estimates.
Spatial Extent:  Global
Spatial Resolution:  4 x 5
Time Period:  2009-2015
Temporal Frequency:  Yearly
Status:  Available
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Product Title:  Gridded inventory of North American methane emissions
Spatial Extent:  North America
Spatial Resolution:  0.1x0.1
Time Period:  2012
Temporal Frequency:  monthly and 8-day averages
Status:  In-Progress
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Publications: Maasakkers, J. D., Jacob, D. J., Sulprizio, M. P., Turner, A. J., Weitz, M., Wirth, T., Hight, C., DeFigueiredo, M., Desai, M., Schmeltz, R., Hockstad, L., Bloom, A. A., Bowman, K. W., Jeong, S., Fischer, M. L. 2016. Gridded National Inventory of U.S. Methane Emissions. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(23), 13123-13133. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02878

Turner, A. J., Jacob, D. J., Benmergui, J., Wofsy, S. C., Maasakkers, J. D., Butz, A., Hasekamp, O., Biraud, S. C. 2016. A large increase in U.S. methane emissions over the past decade inferred from satellite data and surface observations. Geophysical Research Letters. 43(5), 2218-2224. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL067987

Turner, A. J., Jacob, D. J., Wecht, K. J., Maasakkers, J. D., Lundgren, E., Andrews, A. E., Biraud, S. C., Boesch, H., Bowman, K. W., Deutscher, N. M., Dubey, M. K., Griffith, D. W. T., Hase, F., Kuze, A., Notholt, J., Ohyama, H., Parker, R., Payne, V. H., Sussmann, R., Sweeney, C., Velazco, V. A., Warneke, T., Wennberg, P. O., Wunch, D. 2015. Estimating global and North American methane emissions with high spatial resolution using GOSAT satellite data. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 15(12), 7049-7069. DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-7049-2015

Turner, A. J., Jacob, D. J. 2015. Balancing aggregation and smoothing errors in inverse models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 15(12), 7039-7048. DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-7039-2015

5th NACP All-Investigators Meeting Posters (2015):
  • A gridded (0.1x0.1), monthly resolved version of the US EPA national methane emissions inventory for use as a priori and reference in methane source inversions -- (Joannes D Maasakkers, Daniel J Jacob, Melissa P Sulprizio, Melissa Weitz, Tom Wirth, Cate Hight, Bill Irving, Alexis A Bloom, Alexander J Turner) [abstract]

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