Posted: Feb 14, 2020 3:36 pm
by Macdoc
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NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots
February 13, 2020
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In a new study, scientists with NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) used planes equipped with the Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer -- Next Generation (AVIRIS -- NG), a highly specialized instrument, to fly over some 20,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers) of the Arctic landscape in the hope of detecting methane hotspots. The instrument did not disappoint. ... 192422.htm