A064:
Methane Emissions: Moving from Measurements to Mitigation





Session ID#: 23205

Session Description:
Recent measurement campaigns have vastly improved our understanding of methane emissions attributable to industrial activity. The combination of methane’s global warming potential and projected growth in natural gas use makes mitigation essential in the near future. Because decision making often happens under significant uncertainty, this session will focus on methane emissions studies that directly inform mitigation efforts. In particular, we are interested in research that leverages existing emissions measurements to identify specific mitigation needs, reconcile top-down and bottom-up emissions data, harmonize and quantify super-emitters, develop best practices, and formulate evidence-informed approaches to mitigation policy. In this regard, we solicit presentations that report on novel leak-detection methods and technology-equivalence demonstrations, cost-effective leak detection and repair (LDAR) practices, as well as regulatory and policy frameworks for emissions mitigation and monitoring. We are also interested in new field studies that report data from previously missing or poorly characterized sources in the literature.
Primary Convener:  Arvind P Ravikumar, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Conveners:  Jacob Englander, Stanford Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States and Adam R Brandt, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0322 Constituent sources and sinks [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0345 Pollution: urban and regional [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
6304 Benefit-cost analysis [POLICY SCIENCES]
6309 Decision making under uncertainty [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Erin Noel Mayfield, Allen L Robinson and Jared L Cohon, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Dana Caulton1, Jessica M Lu1, Haley M. Lane1, Bernhard Buchholz2, Jeffrey P Fitts1, Levi Golston1, Xuehui Guo1, Qi Li3, James McSpiritt1, Da Pan1, Lars Preben Wendt1, Elie Bou-Zeid1 and Mark A Zondlo1, (1)Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)National Metrology Institute of Germany, Braunschweig, Germany, (3)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Derek Johnson, Robert Heltzel, Nigel Clark and Mahdi Darzi, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States
Aaron Graham Cahill1, Jessie Chao1, Olenka Forde1, Emily Prystupa1, K Ulrich Mayer1, T. Andrew Black2, Dwayne D Tannant3, Sean Crowe4, Steven Hallam4, Bernhard Mayer5, Rachel M Lauer5, Chelton van Geloven6, Laurie A Welch7, Carlos Salas8, Victor Levson9, Dave A Risk10 and Roger Daniel Beckie1, (1)University of British Columbia, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (2)University of British Columbia, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Biometeorology and Soil Physics Group, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (3)University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (4)University of British Columbia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (5)University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience, Calgary, AB, Canada, (6)Ministry of Forestry, Lands and Natural Resources Operations, British Columbia, Prince George, Canada, (7)BC Oil and Gas Commission, Kelowna, BC, Canada, (8)Geoscience BC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (9)University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, (10)St. Francis Xavier University, Earth Sciences, Antigonish, Canada
Andrew K Thorpe1, Christian Frankenberg2, David R. Thompson1, Riley M Duren1, Brian D Bue1 and Robert O Green3, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jacob Englander, Stanford Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States and Adam R Brandt, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Fiji George, Southwestern Energy, United States
Thomas Arcadius Fox1, Thomas Barchyn2 and Chris Hugenholtz2, (1)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)University of Calgary, Geography, Calgary, AB, Canada
David Kim-Hak, Picarro, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, United States and Derek Fleck, Picarro, Santa Clara, United States
Abhinav Guha1, Sally Newman2, Philip T Martien1, Abby Young1, Henry Hilken1, Ian C Faloona3 and Steve Conley4, (1)Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2)Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Univ California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (4)Scientific Aviation, Boulder, CO, United States
Stuart N Riddick, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Michael A Celia, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States and Denise L Mauzerall, Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States
Nancy P Sanchez1, Chuantao Zheng2, Weilin Ye2, Beata Czader3, Daniel S Cohan3, Frank K Tittel4 and Robert J Griffin5, (1)Rice University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Rice University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Houston, TX, United States, (3)Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, (4)Rice University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Houston, TX, United States, (5)Rice Univ-Civil Envir Engr, Houston, TX, United States
Levi Golston1, Mark A Zondlo1, Michael B. Frish2, Nicholas F. Aubut2, Shuting Yang3 and Robert W Talbot4, (1)Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, MA, United States, (3)University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States, (4)University of Houston, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Houston, TX, United States
Joseph C von Fischer, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Zachary Weller, Colorado State University, Department of Biology, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Joseph R Roscioli, Aerodyne Research Inc, Billerica, MA, United States, Brian K Lamb, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States and Thomas Ferrara, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Xiang Li1, Mark Omara1,2, Peter J Adams3 and Albert A Presto4, (1)Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (2)Environmental Defense Fund, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (4)Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Naveen Chandra1, Sachiko Hayashida2, Prabir Kumar Patra1 and Tazu Saeki1, (1)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, (2)Faculty Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan
Stephane Germain1, Berke Durak1, David Gains1, Dylan Jervis1, Jason McKeever1 and James J Sloan2, (1)GHGSat, Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada, (2)University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Jonathan D Bent1,2, Colm Sweeney1,2, Pieter P Tans1, Timothy Newberger1,2, John A Higgs1 and Sonja Wolter1,2, (1)NOAA Boulder, Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Jingfan Wang1, Arvind P Ravikumar2, Mike McGuire3, Clay Bell3, Lyne P Tchapmi2 and Adam R Brandt2, (1)Stanford University, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Colorado State University Energy Institute, Fort Collins, United States
Eric Lebel, Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, Harmony Lu, Stanford University, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, Lisa Vielstädte, Stanford, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, Mary Kang, Tucker, GA, United States and Robert B Jackson, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Caroline B Alden1, Sean Coburn2, Robert Wright3, Esther Baumann4, Kevin Cossel4, Colm Sweeney5, Subhomoy Ghosh6, Nathan Newbury4, Kuldeep Prasad7, Ian Coddington4 and Gregory B Rieker4, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD, United States, (7)NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Kuldeep Prasad, National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Melissa Weitz, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
Arvind P Ravikumar1, Jingfan Wang2, Mike McGuire3, Clay Bell4 and Adam R Brandt1, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Colorado State University Energy Institute, Fort Collins, United States, (4)Colorado State University, Energy Institute, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Daniel Javier Roda-Stuart, Arvind P Ravikumar and Adam R Brandt, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Dave A Risk1, Liz O'Connell1 and Emmaline Atherton2, (1)St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada, (2)St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada
Anna Robertson, Rachel Edie, Jeffrey Soltis, Robert Alexander Field and Shane M Murphy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Peter F DeCarlo and James Douglas Goetz, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Bethany Nicholson1, Katherine A Klise1, Carl D Laird1, Arvind P Ravikumar2 and Adam R Brandt2, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States