Methane emissions in Africa;

Annual mean CH4 surface emission estimates derived from TROPOMI observations of XCH4 columns.

Methane emissions derived from TROPOMI observations  

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Annual CH4 emissions for 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

Data Version and Issues

This is the first version of the gridded CH4 emssion product for Africa. Users are advised to first consult the README file.


  • Mengyao Liu, Ronald van der A, Michiel van Weele, Henk Eskes, Xiao Lu, Pepijn Veefkind, Jos de Laat, Hao Kong, Jingxu Wang, Jiyunting Sun, Jieying Ding, Yuanhong Zhao, Hongjian Weng, A New Divergence Method to Quantify Methane Emissions Using Observations of Sentinel-5P TROPOMI, Geophysical Research Letters, 48, issue 18,, 2021
  • Veefkind, J. P., Serrano-Calvo, R., de Gouw, J., Dix, B., Schneising, O., Buchwitz, M., Barre, J., van der A, R.J., Liu, M., Levelt, P.F., Widespread frequent methane emissions from the oil and gas industry in the Permian basin. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128, e2022JD037479., 2023

Data provider

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)  • contact person: Mengyao Liu