Rising atmospheric methane : 2007–2014 growth and isotopic shift. / Nisbet, Euan; Dlugokencky, Edward J. ; Manning, Martin R.; Lowry, David; Fisher, Rebecca; France, James; Michel, Sylvia Englund; Miller, John B; White, James W.C.; Vaughn, Bruce; Bousquet, Philippe; Pyle, John A.; Warwick, Nicola; Cain, Michelle; Brownlow, Rebecca; Zazzeri, Giulia; Lanoiselle, Mathias; Manning, Andrew C.; Gloor, Emanuel; Worthy, Doug E.J.; Brunke, Ernst G. ; Labuschagne, Caspar; Wolff, Eric W.; Ganesan, Anita L.

In: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 30, No. 9, 26.09.2016, p. 1356-1370.

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Rising atmospheric methane : 2007–2014 growth and isotopic shift. / Nisbet, Euan; Dlugokencky, Edward J. ; Manning, Martin R.; Lowry, David; Fisher, Rebecca; France, James; Michel, Sylvia Englund; Miller, John B; White, James W.C.; Vaughn, Bruce; Bousquet, Philippe; Pyle, John A.; Warwick, Nicola; Cain, Michelle; Brownlow, Rebecca; Zazzeri, Giulia; Lanoiselle, Mathias; Manning, Andrew C.; Gloor, Emanuel; Worthy, Doug E.J.; Brunke, Ernst G. ; Labuschagne, Caspar; Wolff, Eric W.; Ganesan, Anita L.

In: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 30, No. 9, 26.09.2016, p. 1356-1370.

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Nisbet, E, Dlugokencky, EJ, Manning, MR, Lowry, D, Fisher, R, France, J, Michel, SE, Miller, JB, White, JWC, Vaughn, B, Bousquet, P, Pyle, JA, Warwick, N, Cain, M, Brownlow, R, Zazzeri, G, Lanoiselle, M, Manning, AC, Gloor, E, Worthy, DEJ, Brunke, EG, Labuschagne, C, Wolff, EW & Ganesan, AL 2016, 'Rising atmospheric methane: 2007–2014 growth and isotopic shift', Global Biogeochemical Cycles, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 1356-1370. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GB005406

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Nisbet, E., Dlugokencky, E. J., Manning, M. R., Lowry, D., Fisher, R., France, J., Michel, S. E., Miller, J. B., White, J. W. C., Vaughn, B., Bousquet, P., Pyle, J. A., Warwick, N., Cain, M., Brownlow, R., Zazzeri, G., Lanoiselle, M., Manning, A. C., Gloor, E., ... Ganesan, A. L. (2016). Rising atmospheric methane: 2007–2014 growth and isotopic shift. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30(9), 1356-1370. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GB005406

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Nisbet E, Dlugokencky EJ, Manning MR, Lowry D, Fisher R, France J et al. Rising atmospheric methane: 2007–2014 growth and isotopic shift. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2016 Sep 26;30(9):1356-1370. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GB005406

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Nisbet, Euan ; Dlugokencky, Edward J. ; Manning, Martin R. ; Lowry, David ; Fisher, Rebecca ; France, James ; Michel, Sylvia Englund ; Miller, John B ; White, James W.C. ; Vaughn, Bruce ; Bousquet, Philippe ; Pyle, John A. ; Warwick, Nicola ; Cain, Michelle ; Brownlow, Rebecca ; Zazzeri, Giulia ; Lanoiselle, Mathias ; Manning, Andrew C. ; Gloor, Emanuel ; Worthy, Doug E.J. ; Brunke, Ernst G. ; Labuschagne, Caspar ; Wolff, Eric W. ; Ganesan, Anita L. / Rising atmospheric methane : 2007–2014 growth and isotopic shift. In: Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2016 ; Vol. 30, No. 9. pp. 1356-1370.

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title = "Rising atmospheric methane: 2007–2014 growth and isotopic shift",
abstract = "From 2007 to 2013, the globally-averaged mole fraction of methane in the atmosphere increased by 5.7±1.2 ppb yr-1. Simultaneously, δ13CCH4 (a measure of the 13C/12C isotope ratio in methane) has shifted to significantly more negative values since 2007. Growth was extreme in 2014, at 12.5±0.4 ppb, with a further shift to more negative values being observed at most latitudes. The isotopic evidence presented here suggests the methane rise was dominated by significant increases in biogenic methane emissions, particularly in the tropics: for example, from expansion of tropical wetlands in years with strongly positive rainfall anomalies, or emissions from increased agricultural sources such as ruminants and rice paddies. Changes in the removal rate of methane by the OH radical have not been seen in other tracers of atmospheric chemistry and do not appear to explain short term variations in methane. Fossil fuel emissions may also have grown, but the sustained shift to more 13C-depleted values together with its significant interannual variability, and the tropical and Southern Hemisphere loci of post-2007 growth, both indicate fossil fuel emissions have not been the dominant factor driving the increase. A major cause of increased tropical wetland and tropical agricultural methane emissions, the likely major contributors to growth, may be their responses to meteorological change.",
keywords = "Atmospheric methane, Greenhouse gas, Climate change",
author = "Euan Nisbet and Dlugokencky, {Edward J.} and Manning, {Martin R.} and David Lowry and Rebecca Fisher and James France and Michel, {Sylvia Englund} and Miller, {John B} and White, {James W.C.} and Bruce Vaughn and Philippe Bousquet and Pyle, {John A.} and Nicola Warwick and Michelle Cain and Rebecca Brownlow and Giulia Zazzeri and Mathias Lanoiselle and Manning, {Andrew C.} and Emanuel Gloor and Worthy, {Doug E.J.} and Brunke, {Ernst G.} and Caspar Labuschagne and Wolff, {Eric W.} and Ganesan, {Anita L.}",
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AU - Fisher, Rebecca

AU - France, James

AU - Michel, Sylvia Englund

AU - Miller, John B

AU - White, James W.C.

AU - Vaughn, Bruce

AU - Bousquet, Philippe

AU - Pyle, John A.

AU - Warwick, Nicola

AU - Cain, Michelle

AU - Brownlow, Rebecca

AU - Zazzeri, Giulia

AU - Lanoiselle, Mathias

AU - Manning, Andrew C.

AU - Gloor, Emanuel

AU - Worthy, Doug E.J.

AU - Brunke, Ernst G.

AU - Labuschagne, Caspar

AU - Wolff, Eric W.

AU - Ganesan, Anita L.

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N2 - From 2007 to 2013, the globally-averaged mole fraction of methane in the atmosphere increased by 5.7±1.2 ppb yr-1. Simultaneously, δ13CCH4 (a measure of the 13C/12C isotope ratio in methane) has shifted to significantly more negative values since 2007. Growth was extreme in 2014, at 12.5±0.4 ppb, with a further shift to more negative values being observed at most latitudes. The isotopic evidence presented here suggests the methane rise was dominated by significant increases in biogenic methane emissions, particularly in the tropics: for example, from expansion of tropical wetlands in years with strongly positive rainfall anomalies, or emissions from increased agricultural sources such as ruminants and rice paddies. Changes in the removal rate of methane by the OH radical have not been seen in other tracers of atmospheric chemistry and do not appear to explain short term variations in methane. Fossil fuel emissions may also have grown, but the sustained shift to more 13C-depleted values together with its significant interannual variability, and the tropical and Southern Hemisphere loci of post-2007 growth, both indicate fossil fuel emissions have not been the dominant factor driving the increase. A major cause of increased tropical wetland and tropical agricultural methane emissions, the likely major contributors to growth, may be their responses to meteorological change.

AB - From 2007 to 2013, the globally-averaged mole fraction of methane in the atmosphere increased by 5.7±1.2 ppb yr-1. Simultaneously, δ13CCH4 (a measure of the 13C/12C isotope ratio in methane) has shifted to significantly more negative values since 2007. Growth was extreme in 2014, at 12.5±0.4 ppb, with a further shift to more negative values being observed at most latitudes. The isotopic evidence presented here suggests the methane rise was dominated by significant increases in biogenic methane emissions, particularly in the tropics: for example, from expansion of tropical wetlands in years with strongly positive rainfall anomalies, or emissions from increased agricultural sources such as ruminants and rice paddies. Changes in the removal rate of methane by the OH radical have not been seen in other tracers of atmospheric chemistry and do not appear to explain short term variations in methane. Fossil fuel emissions may also have grown, but the sustained shift to more 13C-depleted values together with its significant interannual variability, and the tropical and Southern Hemisphere loci of post-2007 growth, both indicate fossil fuel emissions have not been the dominant factor driving the increase. A major cause of increased tropical wetland and tropical agricultural methane emissions, the likely major contributors to growth, may be their responses to meteorological change.

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KW - Greenhouse gas

KW - Climate change

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