Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2177–2198, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2177-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2177–2198, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2177-2022
Research article
11 Apr 2022
Research article | 11 Apr 2022

Controlled-release experiment to investigate uncertainties in UAV-based emission quantification for methane point sources

Randulph Morales et al.

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AR by Randulph Morales on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Feb 2022) by Albert Presto
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Feb 2022)
RR by Joseph Pitt (28 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (06 Mar 2022) by Albert Presto
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Short summary
Mapping trace gas emission plumes using in situ measurements from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is an emerging and attractive possibility to quantify emissions from localized sources. We performed an extensive controlled-release experiment to develop an optimal quantification method and to determine the related uncertainties under various environmental and sampling conditions. Our approach was successful in quantifying local methane sources from drone-based measurements.