Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5987–6003, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5987-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5987–6003, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5987-2021

Research article 08 Sep 2021

Research article | 08 Sep 2021

Mobile atmospheric measurements and local-scale inverse estimation of the location and rates of brief CH4 and CO2 releases from point sources

Pramod Kumar et al.

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AR by Pramod Kumar on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Feb 2021) by Huilin Chen
RR by Joseph Pitt (08 Mar 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Apr 2021) by Huilin Chen
AR by Pramod Kumar on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Jun 2021) by Huilin Chen
RR by Joseph Pitt (10 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2021) by Huilin Chen
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Short summary
This study presents a simple atmospheric inversion modeling framework for the localization and quantification of unknown CH4 and CO2 emissions from point sources based on near-surface mobile concentration measurements and a Gaussian plume dispersion model. It is applied for the estimate of a series of brief controlled releases of CH4 and CO2 with a wide range of rates during the TOTAL TADI-2018 experiment. Results indicate a ~10 %–40 % average error on the estimate of the release rates.