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This false color scene shows a series of methane plumes detected by the Global Airborne Observatory (overlaid on Google Earth imagery) from an altitude of 17,500 ft (~5.3 km). The red plumes indicate methane emissions from oil & gas infrastructure: wells, tank batteries, compressor stations, gathering lines, etc. The plumes are all aligned with the prevailing wind (out of the southeast that day). We have detected over 3,000 plumes so far in the Permian basin with our airborne surveys. This is not unique to the Permian: we seem similar plumes in other regions and economic sectors. The area shown here is about 1/4 the size of a single Carbon Mapper strip-collect observation.
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