Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1151–1166, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1151-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1151–1166, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1151-2021

Data description paper 22 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 22 Mar 2021

Facility-scale inventory of dairy methane emissions in California: implications for mitigation

Alison R. Marklein et al.

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Enteric Fermentation and Manure Methane Emissions from Dairies in CA (Vista-CA) A. R. Marklein, D. Meyer, M. L. Fischer, S. Jeong, T. Rafiq, M. Carr, and F. M. Hopkins https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1814

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Dairy cow farms produce half of California's (CA) methane (CH4) emissions. Current CH4 emission inventories lack regional variation in management and are inadequate to assess CH4 mitigation measures. We develop a spatial database of CH4 emissions for CA dairy farms including farm-scale herd demographics and management data. This database is useful to predict CH4 emission reductions from mitigation efforts, to compare with atmospheric CH4 observations and to attribute emissions to specific farms.