Towards space based verification of CO2 emissions from strong localized sources: fossil fuel power plant emissions as seen by a CarbonSat constellation

Velazco, V. A.; Buchwitz, M.; Bovensmann, H.; Reuter, M.; Schneising, O.; Heymann, J.; Krings, T.; Gerilowski, K.; Burrows, J. P.
December 2011
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques;2011, Vol. 4 Issue 12, p2809
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which determines errors of power plant annual emission estimates by a CarbonSat constellation. Two types of errors are quantified in the study, the systematic error of annual emissions from sparse sampling of emission and the wind speed dependent random errors caused by instrument detector noise. The significance of power plant emissions monitoring in fighting against global warming is discussed.


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