NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), Global Monitoring Division, will hold the 47th Global Monitoring Annual Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21rd and 22th, 2019, in Boulder, Colorado.
Bryan Thomas, Station Chief at the Barrow Observatory, Alaska, was awarded the GMD Team Member of the Quarter Award in February 2019 in recognition for his time and effort running the Barrow Observatory single-handedly this past quarter, keeping GMD’s critical measurements going, supporting new Observatory design efforts, getting the solar albedo rack communications upgraded from a phone line to WiFi, repairing the bobcat, moving snow and coordinating heavy equipment, and hosting outreach and media events, all the while maintaining a positive attitude in the cold and dark winter months and during the recent shutdown. Congratulations, Bryan, and thank you for your extensive contributions to the polar scientific community.
It’s a question that’s puzzled policymakers, researchers and regulatory agencies for years: How much methane is being emitted from natural gas operations across the U.S.? And why have the two main estimation methods applied across U.S. oil and gas basins always seem to disagree?