To get started with the IMI, see our documentation on the IMI readthedocs site.

To view the source code, see our GitHub repository.

For a high-level scientific description, see our IMI research paper.

The IMI is in beta testing until 15 April 2022. If you are interested in participating, please reach out.

The Integrated Methane Inversion (IMI) is a user-friendly, cloud-based facility for estimating regional methane emissions by analytical inversion of satellite observations from the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI). It enables researchers and stakeholders to infer methane emissions at 0.25° × 0.3125° (≈ 25 × 25 km2) resolution from TROPOMI satellite data resident on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, without requiring expert knowledge of inverse methods or cumbersome data download.

The IMI uses the GEOS-Chem 3-D chemical transport model, also resident on AWS, as the forward model for the inversion.

The IMI is a contribution to the NASA Carbon Monitoring System and is supported in part by the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.