Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Research article
22 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 22 Jun 2020

Can statistics of turbulent tracer dispersion be inferred from camera observations of SO2 in the ultraviolet? A modelling study

Arve Kylling, Hamidreza Ardeshiri, Massimo Cassiani, Anna Solvejg Dinger, Soon-Young Park, Ignacio Pisso, Norbert Schmidbauer, Kerstin Stebel, and Andreas Stohl


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AR by Arve Kylling on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Apr 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Apr 2020)
RR by Jakob Mann (15 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 May 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Arve Kylling on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Atmospheric turbulence and its effect on tracer dispersion in particular may be measured by cameras sensitive to the absorption of ultraviolet (UV) sunlight by sulfur dioxide (SO2). Using large eddy simulation and 3D Monte Carlo radiative transfer modelling of a SO2 plume, we demonstrate that UV camera images of SO2 plumes may be used to derive plume statistics of relevance for the study of atmospheric turbulent dispersion.