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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 650–654 | Cite as

Estimation of SO2 Emission into the Air of the Norilsk Industrial Region

  • V. F. RaputaEmail author
  • D. V. SimonenkovEmail author
  • B. D. BelanEmail author
  • T. V. Yaroslavtseva
ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION, OPTICAL WEATHER, AND CLIMATE
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Abstract

The data from aircraft sounding of the emission plume in the atmosphere of the Norilsk industrial region in summer are numerically analyzed. A two-parameter model was developed for numerical retrieval of impurity concentrations in directions transverse to the plume. The lower limits of sulfur dioxide emission corresponding to different emission times are estimated on the basis of the model. Considerable variability of the estimates is found due to nonstationarity of sulfur dioxide emission into the atmosphere. The average emission of SO2 into the atmosphere is estimated as 1.86 million tons/year, which is close to the official statistics.

Keywords:

atmosphere sulfur dioxide smoke plume emission of impurity estimation model 

Notes

FUNDING

The work was performed within the State Assignment (project nos. 0315-2019-0004 and 0368-2018-0011) under partial financial support of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Program no. 51 “Climate Change: Causes, Risks, Consequences, and Adaptation and Control Problems” (project no. 0315-2018-0016) and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Novosibirsk Region Administration (project no. 19-47-540 008).

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  3. 3.Novosibirsk Institute of HygieneNovosibirskRussia

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