Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Research article
19 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 19 Aug 2019

Quantifying the impact of emission outbursts and non-stationary flow on eddy-covariance CH4 flux measurements using wavelet techniques

Mathias Göckede, Fanny Kittler, and Carsten Schaller


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Jun 2019) by Paul Stoy
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ED: Publish as is (13 Jun 2019) by Paul Stoy
Short summary
Methane is one of the most important greenhouse gases. Methane emissions from land sources to the atmosphere often occur in the form of short but intense outbursts, which are difficult to measure. We developed a new software tool based on wavelets which reliably quantifies such methane outbursts. Using these results as a reference, our study shows that regular data processing using the eddy-covariance technique provides solid long-term methane budgets, but short-term uncertainties can be high.
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