UAV-based methane data from Barter Island, Northern Alaska, September 2017

Oberle, Ferdinand K; Gibbs, Ann E; Richmond, Bruce M; Erikson, Li H; Waldrop, Mark P; Swarzenski, Peter W

Arctic permafrost stores vast amounts of methane (CH4) in subsurface reservoirs. Thawing permafrost creates areas for this potent greenhouse gas to be released to the atmosphere. Identifying 'hot spots' of methane flux on a local scale has been limited by the spatial scales of traditional ground-based or satellite-based methane-sampling methods. Here we present methane data from along the coast of Barter Island, Alaska that was produced with an Unmanned Aerial System and an off-the-shelf, cost-effective methane sensor. The data was recorded in Sept., 2017 as part of a larger Arctic coastal erosion investigation study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The datasets contain latitude, longitude and CH4 (ppm).

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Field Value
Identifier DOI: 10.1594/PANGAEA.898636
Project(s)
Institute U.S. Geological Survey
Source https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.898636
Publication Date 2019
Version 1.0
Product Methane concentration data
Sensor Pergam Methane mini-G (SA3C50A)
Files
  1. Regional_Barrow_CH4.tab
  2. Barter_Island_Methane_09_03_17.tab
  3. Background_Test_Methane_09_05_17.tab
Variables [Units]
  1. Date/Time
  2. Latitude: [°N]
  3. Longitude: [°E]
  4. CH4: Methane [ppm]
Region Alaska
Spatial Reference
Spatial Resolution Point based
Spatial Coverage Latitude 70.13 to 71.323, Longitude -156.611 to -143.6471
Temporal Coverage September, 2017
Temporal Resolution Discrete
Format CSV
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Oberle, Ferdinand K; Gibbs, Ann E; Richmond, Bruce M; Erikson, Li H; Waldrop, Mark P; Swarzenski, Peter W (2019): Towards determining spatial methane distribution on Arctic permafrost bluffs with an unmanned aerial system. SN Applied Sciences, 1(236), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-0242-9

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