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[AAS04-02] Estimating local GHG emission amount using GOSAT
Keywords:GOSAT, CH4 Emission, CO2 Emisson, TANSO-FTS, Satellite, Greenhouse Gases
Using the GOSAT target observation capability with an agile pointing, we demonstrate enhanced GHG measurement associated with (1) extremely high emissions from a gas leak at the north end of the Los Angeles (LA) basin, (2) a widespread megacity and point source at the west end of the LA basin, and (3) seasonal variations in the seven-year data set.
Satellite remote sensing has high precision but usually has bias and requires appropriate proper reference points. We selected three reference points near LA: the Railroad Valley, NV (remote desert); the Armstrong Research Center (desert close to the LA basin); and Catalina Island (isolated ocean). We used the XCO2 product of ACOS B73 and the XCO2 and XCH4 product of RemoteC from GOSAT level 1B V201.202
In this study, we also show the quantification limit obtained from the present GOSAT observation and propose an idea to modify the instrument suite by improving spatial resolution and spatial coverage, adding mapping capability and observing other short lived atmospheric trace species.