Global Methane Concentrations

by | Nov 21, 2022

Using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, this image shows global methane concentration in the atmosphere in 2020.

Methane is the second strongest greenhouse gas and its concentration in the atmosphere is currently increasing at a rate of around 1 percent per year. It absorbs heat from the Sun, more so than carbon dioxide, and contributes significantly to the warming of the atmosphere. As a result, there is a growing demand to track and regulate methane emissions.

Image Credit: ESA (Data source: CCI Greenhouse Gases project/contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2020)


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