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CMS_CH4_FLX_CA

Methane (CH4) Flux for Canadian Oil/Gas Systems L4 V1 (CMS_CH4_FLX_CA) at GES DISC

This data set (CMS_CH4_FLX_CA) contains the yearly average methane (CH4) flux for Canada's oil and gas systems based on a bottom up calculation of oil/gas emissions reported by ICF International in 2013. A related data set (CMS_CH4_FLX_MX) contains the yearly average methane (CH4) flux for Mexico's oil and gas systems based on a bottom up calculation of oil/gas emissions reported by the Mexican Petrolium Institute in 2010. The Canadian emissions are concentrated in Alberta (gas production and processing) and the Mexican emissions are concentrated along the east coast (oil production). More details about the observations, algorithm, and scientific findings are described in Sheng et al. 2017. The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. The System will use the full range of NASA satellite observations and modeling/analysis capabilities to establish the accuracy, quantitative uncertainties, and utility of products for supporting national and international policy, regulatory, and management activities. CMS will maintain a global emphasis while providing finer scale regional information, utilizing space-based and surface-based data and will rapidly initiate generation and distribution of products both for user evaluation and to inform near-term policy development and planning.

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