Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2717–2736, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2717-2021

Special issue: CoMet: a mission to improve our understanding and to better...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2717–2736, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2717-2021

Research article 08 Apr 2021

Research article | 08 Apr 2021

Determination of the emission rates of CO2 point sources with airborne lidar

Sebastian Wolff et al.

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Animated GIF of simulated plume and virtual flight tracks Sebastian Wolff https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4266513

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We report on CO2 emissions of a coal-fired power plant derived from flight measurements performed with the IPDA lidar CHARM-F during the CoMet campaign in spring 2018. Despite the results being in broad agreement with reported emissions, we observe strong variations between successive flyovers. Using a high-resolution large eddy simulation, we identify strong atmospheric turbulence as the cause for the variations and recommend more favorable measurement conditions for future campaign planning.