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A third of California methane traced to a few super-emitters

published by Phys.org on November 7, 2019

In a new paper published in Nature, the results of a California-based cooperative study reveal surprising truths about California’s methane.

Methane Detectives: Can a Wave of New Technology Slash Natural Gas Leaks?

published by Yale Environment 360 on October 31, 2019

Colorado’s Front Range is quickly emerging as the national hub for methane detection innovators.

Permian methane measurements will aid New Mexico regulators

published by Environmental Defense Fund on October 16, 2019

The EDF and Scientific Aviation are partnering for a large-scale evaluation of gas emissions in the Permian Basin.

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Eco-Group to Monitor Methane Emissions in the Permian

published by Kallanish Energy on October 9, 2019

The Permian Basin is one of the most highly productive regions for oil and gas in the continent of North America.

New Initiative will Map and Measure Methane Emissions Across the Permian Basin

published by Environmental Defense Fund on October 2, 2019

Scientific Aviation will be conducting a series of flights throughout the Permian Basin.

Teens get insider’s view of aviation, science Tuesday at Boulder Airport

published in the Boulder Daily Camera on July 10, 2019

CU Boulder’s summer science camp students had the opportunity to fly drones with Scientific Aviation.

Berkeley Lab Project to Pinpoint Methane ‘Super Emitter’

published by UC Berkeley on May 21, 2019

A California Energy Commission-funded study aims to locate the largest sources of California’s methane.

Colorado’s vaunted oil and gas rules are flawed and inadequately enforced

published by The Colorado Independent on April 16, 2019

Colorado’s air quality regulations are never without debate, which is why groups like Sci Av are working to accurately evaluate emissions.

Free Flight Time for Projects in Atmospheric Sciences

published by EOS Earth & Space News on October 31, 2018

Scientific Aviation’s SAFIRE program will provide atmospheric scientists with up to 100 free flight hours, to be used for innovative and engaging projects in atmospheric science.

Study reconciles persistent gap in natural gas methane emissions measurements

published by Colorado State University on October 29, 2018

Scientific Aviation participated in a first-of-its-kind top-down and bottom-up evaluation of Colorado methane emissions.

First statewide estimation of NOx in California

published by The California Aggie on March 6, 2018

A Scientific Aviation and UC Davis partnered study showed that NOx emissions from agriculture are far greater than previously thought.

Scientists converge to study ozone, an atmospheric mystery near Lake Michigan

published on Phys.org on July 3, 2017

Elevated ozone levels fueled interest for a study aiming to unravel the mystery of poor air quality near Lake Michigan.

NASA’s Arctic ecosystem science flights begin

published on Phys.org on May 24, 2017

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) has started the second year of its campaign, which will use airborne instruments to monitor ecosystems in Alaska and northwestern Canada.

New Methane Leak Detector Could Save Oil Industry $30 Billion Per Year

published on OilPrice.com on February 2, 2017

Rapid, effective methane monitoring solutions offer benefits to regulators and industry partners alike.

R&D Program seeks to reduce methane emissions

published by Offshore on January 13, 2017

The Department of Energy is engaging in several new projects aiming to locate and reduce large methane emission sources.

The Invisible Catastrophe

published in the New York Times on March 31, 2016

Over the course of four months, 97,100 metric tons of methane quietly leaked out of a single well into California’s sky. Scientists and residents are still trying to figure out just how much damage was done.

Porter Ranch leak declared largest methane leak in U.S. history

published by Los Angeles Times on February 25, 2016

Initial readings were shockingly high, but it turns out Scientific Aviation’s first estimate was correct: over 97,000 tons of methane.

The size of the California methane leak isn’t the scariest part of the story

published in Smithsonian Magazine on February 26, 2017

The Aliso Canyon leak doubled Los Angeles’ methane emissions—and it’s just one disaster we were lucky enough to find.

How much damage is the Porter Ranch leak doing to the climate?

published by Los Angeles Times on January 24, 2016

Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases, possessing nearly 30 times as much warming potential as CO2.

The Lone Pilot Flying Over California’s Giant Methane Leak

published in Wired on January 12, 2016

When the Aliso Canyon disaster struck, Scientific Aviation was first on scene to address the national crisis.

Probe Takes Aim at US Methane Plume Mystery

published in AlJazeera America on May 6, 2015

NASA and NOAA scientists identify and measure man-made and natural sources of emission hot spot in Southwest

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