Atmospheric and air quality implications of C2-C5 alkane emissions from the oil and gas sector
Emissions of C2-C5 alkanes from the U.S. oil and gas sector have changed rapidly over the last decade. This dissertation quantifies the role of the oil and gas sector on light alkane emissions and abundances at local, regional, and global scales. First, we present an updated global ethane (C2H6) emission inventory based on 2010 satellite-derived CH4 fluxes with adjusted C2H6 emissions over the U.S. from the National Emission Inventory (NEI 2011). We contrast our global 2010 C2H6 emission inventory with one developed for 2001. The C2H6 difference between global anthropogenic emissions is subtle ...
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