Methane Plume (IMAGE) Southwest Research Institute Caption A methane plume (red and blue) was captured with a longwave infrared thermal imager. SwRI will quantify fugitive methane flow rates using machine learning, thermal imaging and lidar technology. Credit Southwest Research Institute Usage Restrictions Images/videos may be used by the media and the public for educational and informational purposes only License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.