Integrated Methane Inversion (IMI)¶
This is a prerelease of the Integrated Methane Inversion (IMI) user guide. These pages contain the most up-to-date and accurate instructions for the IMI, but they are still a work in progress.
The Integrated Methane Inversion (IMI) workflow is a cloud-computing tool for quantifying methane emissions by inversion of satellite observations from the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI). It uses GEOS-Chem as forward model for the inversion and infers methane emissions at 25 × 25 km2 resolution.
This site provides instructions for using the IMI, including launching an AWS compute instance, configuring and running an inversion, and analyzing the results with a ready-made jupyter notebook.
Some instructions are specific to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, but the IMI can also be run on a local compute cluster.