Stratospheric methane measurements and predictions

M. Ackerman, D. Frimout, C. Muller, D. J. Wuebbles

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A new determination of stratospheric methane from 22 km to 35 km altitude with implications on the abundance of this constituent at greater heights is presented. Previous measurements, some of which showed large discrepancies with currently admitted values, have been reinterpreted and brought into agreement. The results are in contradiction according to present theories with the in situ determined CH4 abundances at the upper edge of the stratosphere. Implications on the vertical transport coefficient used in one dimensional models are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-380
Number of pages14
JournalPure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1978
Externally publishedYes


  • Methane
  • Stratosphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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