ESA project: Methane+
ESA project: Methane+
GOAL: Combining SWIR and TIR CH4 satellite observations to assess sources and sinks on regional and global scale.
ESA

SUMMARY

The ESA Methane+ project aims at exploiting the SWIRShort Wave Infra Red and TIRThermal Infra Red CH4 observations from different satellites in order to better differentiate between sources and sinks of CH4 on the regional and global scale. For this we will use the CH4 observations of TROPOMI on Copernicus Sentinel-5p, IASI on MetOp-B, and CrIS on Suomi NPP in combination with atmospheric inversion models.

OBJECTIVES

Given the identified opportunities and challenges of the current generation of space borne methane sensors, and the scope of the current study, the specific study objectives are as follows:

The Methane+ project started on 22-Jan-2020 with a duration of 2 years.

ESA funding is acknowledged (through project AO/1-9602/19/I-DT).

PROJECT TEAM

SRON

Main tasks:
  • Project lead
  • SWIR retrievals/validation

Personnel:
  • Ilse Aben
  • Alba Lorente
  • Tobias Borsdorff
  • Richard van Hees
IUP-UB

Main tasks:
  • SWIR retrievals/validation

Personnel:
  • Michael Buchwitz
  • Oliver Schneising
RAL

Main tasks:
  • TIR and TIR+SWIR retrievals/validation

Personnel:
  • Richard Siddans
  • Lucy Ventress
  • Diane Knappett
  • Brian Kerridge
LMD

Main tasks:
  • TIR retrievals/validation

Personnel:
  • Cyril Crevoisier
  • Nicolas Meilhac
VU

Main tasks:
  • Inverse modeling
  • Scientific assessment

Personnel:
  • Sander Houweling
  • Jacob van Peet
MPI-GBC

Main tasks:
  • Inverse modeling (Tropomi)

Personnel:
  • Julia Marshall
  • Tonatiuh Nunez Ramirez

DOCUMENTS

Within the project we will generate a number of documents such as the Requirements Baseline Document, ATBDs, Product Validation Report, Auxillary Dataset User Manual and Data Pool document, Product User Manuals, Scientific Assessment report, Scientific Roadmap, Final Report.

Available documents:

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

DATA

Different datasets will be generated through this project. Once these become available links will be provided to access those datasets.

IMAGES

CONTACT

Use the following emails to contact the Methane+ team: