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A new method for estimating methane concentrations in the atmosphere

A new method for estimating methane concentrations in the atmosphere

A study lead by the FMI developed a new method for estimating the concentrations of atmospheric methane. The method can be used to estimate methane concentrations more accurately at different altitudes up to about 30 kilometres in the atmosphere.

Further information: Researcher Simo Tukiainen, simo.tukiainen@fmi.fi

Reference: Tukiainen, S., J. Railo, M. Laine, J. Hakkarainen, R. Kivi, P. Heikkinen, H. Chen, and J. Tamminen (2016), Retrieval of atmospheric CH4 profiles  
from Fourier transform infrared data using dimension reduction and MCMC, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024657.


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