Sunday, February 21, 2016

Global IASI Methane Shatters January 8 Spike - Hits 3096 PPB

On February 20, the METOP IASI instrument on the METOP 1-B satellite hit a record high global methane reading of 3096 PPB at 469 mb.
While only a temporary 12 hour reading, it is of interest that a couple of these very high readings have occurred in the last two months.

On January 8, 2016, we had a 12 hour spike of 2963 PPB at 586 mb on the METOP IASI 1-B instrument.
Unfortunately, we do not have MethaneTracker available to help us narrow the location, but given the slowdown in methane increases over the last couple of months, this will not shift the recent trends more toward the previous annual norms.