Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Model description paper
25 Aug 2023
Model description paper |  | 25 Aug 2023

Plume detection and emission estimate for biomass burning plumes from TROPOMI carbon monoxide observations using APE v1.1

Manu Goudar, Juliëtte C. S. Anema, Rajesh Kumar, Tobias Borsdorff, and Jochen Landgraf

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A framework was developed to automatically detect plumes and compute emission estimates with cross-sectional flux method (CFM) for biomass burning events in TROPOMI CO datasets using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite active fire data. The emissions were more reliable when changing plume height in downwind direction was used instead of constant injection height. The CFM had uncertainty even when the meteorological conditions were accurate; thus there is a need for better inversion models.