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Oberle, Ferdinand K (2019): UAV-based methane data from Barter Island, Northern Alaska, September 2017. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Oberle, Ferdinand K; Gibbs, Ann E; Richmond, Bruce M; Erikson, Li H; Waldrop, Mark P; Swarzenski, Peter W (in press): Towards determining spatial methane distribution on Arctic permafrost bluffs with an unmanned aerial system. SN Applied Sciences, 1(3),

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Arctic permafrost stores vast amounts of methane (CH4) in subsurface reservoirs. Thawing permafrost creates areas for this potent greenhouse gas to be released to the atmosphere. Identifying 'hot spots' of methane flux on a local scale has been limited by the spatial scales of traditional ground-based or satellite-based methane-sampling methods. Here we present methane data from along the coast of Barter Island, Alaska that was produced with an Unmanned Aerial System and an off-the-shelf, cost-effective methane sensor. The data was recorded in Sept., 2017 as part of a larger Arctic coastal erosion investigation study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The datasets contain latitude, longitude and CH4 (ppm).
Arctic; CH4; Drone; Methane; UAV
Median Latitude: 70.529646 * Median Longitude: -147.984090 * South-bound Latitude: 70.132331 * West-bound Longitude: -156.611400 * North-bound Latitude: 71.323000 * East-bound Longitude: -143.647148
Date/Time Start: 1986-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2017-12-01T00:00:00
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Datasets listed in this publication series

  1. Oberle, FK (2019): Methane (CH4) data from Barrow, Alaska, 1986-2017.
  2. Oberle, FK (2019): Methane (CH4) data from Barter Island on September 3, 2017.
  3. Oberle, FK (2019): Methane (CH4) data from Barter Island on September 5, 2017.