Tropical Africa could be a key to solving methane mystery
Armed with an aeroplane loaded with sampling equipment, UK scientists including Oxford University’s Visiting Professor Mike Daly, have taken the most detailed measurements yet of the methane in the skies over tropical Africa. The latest field work campaign is part of a major project by MOYA, a NERC-funded consortium of 17 research institutions. The data should help researchers to understand a mysterious spike in atmospheric concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas, which began in 2007.
For more information, read the full Nature article here, or check out the MOYA blog.