Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12675–12695, 2020

Special issue: CoMet: a mission to improve our understanding and to better...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12675–12695, 2020

Research article 03 Nov 2020

Research article | 03 Nov 2020

Estimating CH4, CO2 and CO emissions from coal mining and industrial activities in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin using an aircraft-based mass balance approach

Alina Fiehn et al.


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Short summary
A severe reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is necessary to fulfill the Paris Agreement. We use aircraft- and ground-based in situ observations of trace gases and wind speed from two flights over the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland, for independent emission estimation. The derived methane emission estimates are within the range of emission inventories, carbon dioxide estimates are in the lower range and carbon monoxide emission estimates are slightly higher than emission inventory values.
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