DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF INDUSTRIAL METHANE PLUME WITH THE AIRBORNE HYSPEX-NEO CAMERA AND APPLICATIONS TO SATELLITE DATA
The control and monitoring of greenhouse gases is an important issue for the study of climate change, for the impact in terms of public health or for the risks related to industry. An algorithm has been developped dedicated to commercial airborne hyperspectral camera as HySpex-NEO for the detection of industrial methane plume and the quantification of the emission source. HySpex-NEO is an imager used in airborne campaign with a spatial resolution of 1.4 m at flight altitude of 2 km, a swath of 650 m and a spectral resolution of 6 nm. This algorithm has been validated over a controlled release less than 100 g/s during an airborne campaign over Lacq (France) industry. It has also been applied to the Aliso Canyon leakage data acquired with AVIRIS JPL (Airborne Visible Infrared Spectrometer) with a spatial resolution of 6.8 m at flight altitude of 6 km, a swath of 5.6 km and a spectral resolution of 10 nm. Application to satellite hyperspectral data is shown on artificial data derived from airborne hyperspectral acquisitions.