Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5179–5197, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5179-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5179–5197, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5179-2021

Research article 30 Jul 2021

Research article | 30 Jul 2021

Species correlation measurements in turbulent flare plumes: considerations for field measurements

Scott P. Seymour and Matthew R. Johnson

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-472', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-472', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Scott Seymour on behalf of the Authors (07 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 May 2021) by Jean-Philippe Putaud
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Jun 2021) by Jean-Philippe Putaud
AR by Scott Seymour on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Field measurements of gas flare emissions often assume that combustion species are spatially and temporally correlated in the plume. By measuring black carbon (BC) and water vapour in turbulent lab-scale flare plumes, this study shows that the well-correlated species assumption is not universally valid and that field measurements may be subject to large added uncertainty. Further analysis suggests that this uncertainty is easily avoided, and initial guidance is provided on sampling protocols.