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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14091-14105, 2016
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/14091/2016/
doi:10.5194/acp-16-14091-2016
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Research article
15 Nov 2016
Quantifying the loss of processed natural gas within California's South Coast Air Basin using long-term measurements of ethane and methane
Debra Wunch et al.
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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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SC1: 'Effect of drought on microbial oxidation of CH4 and C2H6', David Lyon, 14 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Response to D. Lyon', Debra Wunch, 09 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC1: 'Review of "Quantifying the Loss of Processed Natural Gas..." by D. Wunch et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Response to Referee #1', Debra Wunch, 09 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review of “Quantifying the Loss of Processed Natural Gas Within California's South Coast Air Basin Using Long-term Measurements of Ethane and Methane”', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Response to Referee #2', Debra Wunch, 09 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC3: 'Review of "Quantifying the Loss of Processed Natural Gas Within California's South Coast Air Basin Using Long-term Measurements of Ethane and Methane"', Anonymous Referee #3, 17 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC4: 'Response to Referee #3', Debra Wunch, 09 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC4: 'Review of Quantifying the Loss of Processed Natural Gas Within California's South Coast Air Basin Using Long-term Measurements of Ethane and Methane', Anonymous Referee #4, 21 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC5: 'Response to Referee #4', Debra Wunch, 09 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR by Debra Wunch on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Oct 2016) by Dr. Rainer Volkamer  
AR by Debra Wunch on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
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This paper investigates the cause of the known underestimate of bottom-up inventories of methane in California's South Coast Air Basin (SoCAB). We use total column measurements of methane, ethane, carbon monoxide, and other trace gases beginning in the late 1980s to calculate emissions and attribute sources of excess methane to the atmosphere. We conclude that more than half of the excess methane to the SoCAB atmosphere is attributable to processed natural gas.
This paper investigates the cause of the known underestimate of bottom-up inventories of methane...
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