Characterizing Mine Methane Emissions in Kentucky: Historic Trends and New Measurements

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Characterizing Mine Methane Emissions in Kentucky Abstract: Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 20 times greater than carbon dioxide over 100 years. Efforts to mitigate the methane greenhouse gas effect while gaining economic benefit require accurate measurements of methane. Work described in this proposal by the Kentucky Geological Survey will analyze recent methane emissions data from underground coal mines in Kentucky. The data come from two sources: (1) ground-based measurements completed as part of the EPA's Greenhouse Reporting Project, and (2) satellite-based measurements from government and/or private entities. Results will provide information about the magnitude of emissions and whether satellite measurements can resolve emissions from Kentucky mines. P.I.: Thomas (Marty) Parris, Kentucky Geological Survey
Effective start/end date8/16/216/30/22


  • KY Office of Energy Policy: $129,264.00


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