Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5791–5807, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5791–5807, 2021

Research article 24 Aug 2021

Research article | 24 Aug 2021

Estimation of ship emission rates at a major shipping lane by long-path DOAS measurements

Kai Krause et al.

Data sets

Historical 10-minute station observations of solar incoming radiation, longwave downward radiation and sunshine duration for Germany DWD Climate Data Center (CDC)

Selected 81 stations, distributed over Germany, in the traditional KL-standard format DWD Climate Data Center (CDC)

Short summary
Ships are an important source of key pollutants. Usually, these are measured aboard the ship or on the coast using in situ instruments. This study shows how active optical remote sensing can be used to measure ship emissions and how to determine emission rates of individual ships out of those measurements. These emission rates are valuable input for the assessment of the influence of shipping emissions in regions close to the shipping lanes.