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Large Methane Plume Found in Glasgow Ahead of COP26

Large Methane Plume Found in Glasgow Ahead of COP26

  • Date27 October 2021

Our Greenhouse Gas Group have been on the road with their Mobile Integrated Greenhouse Gas Assessment System (MIGGAS) ahead of COP26 next month

This vehicle is used to detect methane levels on the move, including locating otherwise invisible methane leaks. This state of the art MIGGAS vehicle is equipped with an anemometer, GPS, air inlets on the roof, and a solar panel to charge up the batteries in the boot which power the laser spectrometers used for the measurements.

   

Photo credit: Dave Lowry. The MIGGAS vehicle measuring methane in Lancashire last week  

Rebecca Fisher made front page news of the Financial Times Weekend after a mobile campaign around Glasgow identified a large leak of methane from a gas pipeline near the Ibrox football stadium, which is ‘leaking at a rate equivalent to 50 tonnes per year – the same as the emissions of 500 cows.’

You can read the article here: https://www.ft.com/content/c9c43e4f-c83e-42e4-a815-9266b970af7a

The Greenhouse Gas Group have been carrying out similar studies all over the UK, including London, Birmingham, and Lancashire.

If you're interested in finding out more about Greenhouse Gasses, then you can join Rebecca Fisher and Julianne Fernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences alongside scientists from NPL and the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh on the 11th November from 13:00 - 15:30 for an online COP26 Universities Panel Meeting where they ask 'What Role Does Measurement Play in Climate Action?' 

More information here: https://bit.ly/3w2cjAJ

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