Figure 2. Global Atmospheric Concentrations of Methane Over Time
This figure shows concentrations of methane in the atmosphere from hundreds of thousands of years ago through 2015, measured in parts per billion (ppb). The data come from a variety of historical ice core studies and recent air monitoring sites around the world. Each line represents a different data source.

Data source: Compilation of five underlying datasets

Web update: August 2016

Source: EPA