Project at a Glance

Title: Statewide Airborne Methane Emissions Measurement Survey

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Conley, Stephen

Contractor: Scientific Aviation, Inc.

Contract Number: 16RD018

Research Program Area: Climate Change

Topic Areas: Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Scientific Aviation was contracted by the California Air Resources Board to conduct airborne methane emissions quantifications at a variety of target sites representing known methane source sectors. Ninety-seven individual measurements were performed at sixty-six target sites between September 15, 2017 and May 9, 2019. Target sites included industrial, agricultural, natural, and waste sources. Several sites from each source type were sampled on more than one occasion to assess temporal variability.

For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Research Division staff at (916) 445-0753

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