Aircraft Mobilized To Measure Arctic Methane Emissions

France’s CNRS/Safire ATR 42 atmospheric research aircraft is among aircraft measuring methane emissions in northern Scandinavia.
Credit: DLR
Aircraft and satellites are being used in a research campaign to measure methane being released as the permafrost thaws in regions north of the Arctic Circle. Methane is a greenhouse gas with much greater effect than carbon dioxide and the Arctic is warming faster than other regions of the world...

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