Atmospheric Methane Concentrations

  • B. Stauffer
  • M. Wahlen
  • F. Moraes
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 13)


It was first discovered that the atmospheric concentration of methane was increasing based upon samples collected in the late seventies and early eighties at Cape Meares, Oregon (Rasmussen and Khalil, 1981). Since that time, more detailed and extensive data sets have allowed estimation of sources and sinks of methane on the global scale. As attempts are made to refine these estimates, the value of the current databases will be greatly increased, as will the need for more current data.


Methane Concentration Carbon Isotopic Composition Atmospheric Methane Methane Source Methane Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Stauffer
    • 1
  • M. Wahlen
    • 2
  • F. Moraes
    • 3
  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Scripps Institution of OceanographyUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA
  3. 3.Oregon Graduate InstituteGlobal Change Research CenterPortlandUSA

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