Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
24 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 24 Nov 2023

Two years of satellite-based carbon dioxide emission quantification at the world's largest coal-fired power plants

Daniel H. Cusworth, Andrew K. Thorpe, Charles E. Miller, Alana K. Ayasse, Ralph Jiorle, Riley M. Duren, Ray Nassar, Jon-Paul Mastrogiacomo, and Robert R. Nelson

Data sets

CO2 retrievals at global power plants using PRISMA satellite data Daniel Cusworth

OCO-3 Level 2 geolocated XCO2 retrievals results, physical model, Retrospective Processing V10r, Greenbelt, MD, USA OCO Science Team

OCO-3 Level 2 bias-corrected XCO2 and other select fields from the full-physics retrieval aggregated as daily files, Retrospective processing v10.4r, Greenbelt, MD, USA OCO-2/OCO-3 Science Team

Short summary
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from combustion sources are uncertain in many places across the globe. Satellites have the ability to detect and quantify emissions from large CO2 point sources, including coal-fired power plants. In this study, we tasked two satellites to routinely observe CO2 emissions at 30 coal-fired power plants between 2021 and 2022. These results present the largest dataset of space-based CO2 emission estimates to date.
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