Pieternel Levelt in various media about methane pollution detection

Nieuws - 25 november 2019 - Secretariaat GRS

Pieternel Levelt was interviewed in various media about methane pollution detection.

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In a scientific first, Dutch and North-American scientists have detected a large source of methane pollution using space technology. The satellite-borne TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI), which was developed in the Netherlands, was launched on 13 October 2017 and does world-wide sweeps of the planet in search of greenhouse emissions. The source of the harmful greenhouse gas turned out to be an oil and gas installation in Turkmenistan in Central Asia. After the leak was reported to the company subsequent satellite images confirmed that the leak had been dealt with.