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  • Jongaramrungruang, S., Frankenberg, C., Matheou, G., Thorpe, A.K., Kuai, L., Thompson, D.R., Duren, R. M. (2019). Towards accurate methane point-source quantification using high spatial resolution spatial methane mapping. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
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  • Ayasse, A.K., Thorpe, A.K., Roberts, D.A., Funk, C.C., Dennison, P.E., Frankenberg, C., Steffke, A., Aubrey, A.D. (2018). Evaluating the effects of surface properties on methane retrievals using a synthetic Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer Next Generation (AVIRIS-NG) image. Remote Sensing of Environment, 215, 386-397.


  • Krautwurst, S., Gerilowski, K., Jonsson, H.H., Thompson, D.R., Kolyer, R.W., Iraci, L.T., Thorpe, A.K., Horstjann, M., Eastwood, M., Leifer, I., Vigil, S.A. (2017). Methane emissions from a Californian landfill, determined from airborne remote sensing and in situ measurements. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10(9), 3429.
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  • Frankenberg, C., Thorpe, A.K., Thompson, D.R., Hulley, G., Kort, E.A., Vance, N., Borchardt, J., Krings, T., Gerilowski, K., Sweeney, C., Conley, S. (2016). Airborne methane remote measurements reveal heavy-tail flux distribution in Four Corners region. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201605617.
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