Special Issue "Atmospheric Methane"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Talbot
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Science & Research Bldg. 1, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
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Interests: sources of anthropogenic atmospheric methane; autonomous drone system for detecting fugitive methane leaks; controls on ozone in Southern Texas; Impact of Saharan dust on air quality along the U.S. Gulf Coast; sources and cycling of atmospheric mercury; green sustainable urban areas; Houston port activities impact on local air quality
Atmospheric methane (CH4) is an important and potent greenhouse gas in the Earth’s atmosphere. We are interested in all aspects of regional and global natural and anthropogenic CH4 sources, budgets, and cycling. There has been recent concern over fugitive emissions from gas and oil production process as an important source of CH4. This issue requires more intensive field measurements and assessments. A recent paper using δ13C in CH4 suggested that global agriculture outside of the Arctic is the dominant contemporary source. This also needs further assessment. Global change in the Arctic is progressing at a rapid pace, and there are many questions regarding its influence on CH4 release and storage from ecosystems and the ocean. Papers are requested in these areas and other ones to help unravel the global CH4 budget with increased understanding and accuracy.
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Talbot
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