Articles | Volume 8, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 5113–5131, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-5113-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 5113–5131, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-5113-2015

Research article 09 Dec 2015

Research article | 09 Dec 2015

A wide field-of-view imaging DOAS instrument for two-dimensional trace gas mapping from aircraft

A. Schönhardt et al.

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The study reports on the application of an aircraft-based instrument (AirMAP) measuring atmospheric nitrogen dioxide. Two-dimensional maps are produced at a spatial resolution of 28m x 30m and with wide spatial coverage. The instrument characteristics are explained and the detailed mapping of a power plant emission plume is demonstrated. Small-scale enhanced amounts of nitrogen dioxide from traffic are observed above a motorway.