Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 5017–5037, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-5017-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 5017–5037, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-5017-2017

Research article 20 Dec 2017

Research article | 20 Dec 2017

Statistical atmospheric inversion of local gas emissions by coupling the tracer release technique and local-scale transport modelling: a test case with controlled methane emissions

Sébastien Ars et al.

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AR by Sébastien Ars on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Aug 2017) by Dominik Brunner
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Aug 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (26 Sep 2017) by Dominik Brunner
AR by Sébastien Ars on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Oct 2017) by Dominik Brunner
AR by Sébastien Ars on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Nov 2017) by Dominik Brunner
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Short summary
This study presents a new concept for estimating the pollutant emission rates of a site combining the tracer release method, local-scale atmospheric transport modelling and a statistical atmospheric inversion approach. The potential of this new concept is evaluated with a practical implementation based on a series of inversions of controlled methane and tracer point sources in different spatial configurations to assess the efficiency of the method in comparison with the classic tracer method.