Tiny yet Mighty Methane Hotspot Discovered in the US

October 9, 2014 10:54 PM

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Tiny yet Mighty Methane Hotspot Discovered in the US

A tiny region has been spotted in the United States generating an anomalously high concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Using data from the European Space Agency’s Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography (SCIAMACHY) instrument on board ENVISAT, scientists from NASA and the University of Michigan discovered the hotspot near the Four Corners intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico an...

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