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NASA Earthdata Article Highlights Methane Research

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2021-06-29
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The AVIRIS-NG instrument detected large methane plumes coming from Sunshine Canyon Landfill during its October 2016 overpass. The plumes are shown in a yellow to red gradient, with red representing higher concentrations of methane. Image credit: Cusworth et al. 2020.

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NASA's AVIRIS-NG instrument detected multiple massive methane plumes in California and much more.

Multispectral Imagery, NDVI, and Terrain Models, north of Fairbanks, AK, 2019

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2021-06-13
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Color infrared image of Big Trail Lake in the Goldstream Creek Valley north of Fairbanks, Alaska. Ground control points (yellow triangles) surround the lake. Image was produced from NIR (red), red (green), and green (blue).

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Very high resolution multispectral reflectance imagery, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), and digital surface and terrain models for a 0.5 km2 area surrounding Big Trail Lake (BTL) with soil collar locations for measuring carbon flux.

ABoVE: Frozen Lake Aerial Photographs Identify CH4 Seeps

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2021-06-13
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Location of the study area northwest of Fairbanks, AK, USA. The map shows (a) yedoma permafrost distribution and (b) yedoma lakes and terrain of the Goldstream Valley. Data sources include Strauss et al. (2016), Alaska LiDAR Dataset (USGS, 2018), Elevation Datasets of Alaska (DGGS Staff, 2013), and Walter Anthony et al. (2020).

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Orthophotographs of lakes near of Fairbanks, AK, identify open holes in lake ice that indicate the location of releases of CH4 from thawing permafrost.

Methane Ebullition Hotspot Locations in Frozen Lakes near Fairbanks, Alaska

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2021-06-06
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Location of 15 lakes surveyed for methane ebullition hotspots (green points) north of Fairbanks, AK, on October 8, 2014. Inset shows detail of Eagle Lake with locations of 43 hotspots (red points) detected by openings in lake ice.

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Locations and number of methane ebullition hotspots in frozen lakes in the southern portion of the Goldstream Valley and surroundings near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Methane Emissions from Dairy Sources in California

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2021-06-06
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Total annual methane emissions in 2019 from dairy farms in California. These values represent the sum of emissions from enteric fermentation and manure management practices. Units are Gg per square kilometer per year. Source: total_CH4_CA_2019.tif

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Estimates of methane (CH4) emissions from dairy farms in California for 2019.

Mapping Methane Emissions Across California

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-12-30
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Vista-CA provides locations of methane (CH4) emitting facilities and infrastructure in the State of California. In this figure, the distribution of digesters, feed lots, and dairies across the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley are shown.

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The Vista-CA dataset provides locations of potential methane (CH4) emitting facilities and infrastructure across the state of California.

Methane Point-Source Emissions

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-11-18
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Example of AVIRIS-NG flight lines over the southern San Joaquin Valley, Kern County, CA, in Fall 2016 and the Vista-CA potential methane emitting facilities and infrastructure for the three primary sectors (energy, agriculture, and waste).

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Maps of methane plumes were derived from Next-Generation Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-NG) flights over California.