Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6489–6505, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6489-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6489–6505, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6489-2022
Technical note
19 May 2022
Technical note | 19 May 2022

Technical note: Interpretation of field observations of point-source methane plume using observation-driven large-eddy simulations

Anja Ražnjević et al.

Data sets

Plume and wind data from ROMEO campaign on 17.10.2019 A. Hensen, I. Velzeboer, and P. van den Bulk https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6553092

Model code and software

MicroHH 1.0: a computational fluid dynamics code for direct numerical simulation and large-eddy simulation of atmospheric boundary layer flows (https://microhh.github.io/) C. C. van Heerwaarden, B. J. H. van Stratum, T. Heus, J. A. Gibbs, E. Fedorovich, and J. P. Mellado https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3145-2017

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Mobile measurement techniques (e.g., instruments placed in cars) are often employed to identify and quantify individual sources of greenhouse gases. Due to road restrictions, those observations are often sparse (temporally and spatially). We performed high-resolution simulations of plume dispersion, with realistic weather conditions encountered in the field, to reproduce the measurement process of a methane plume emitted from an oil well and provide additional information about the plume.
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