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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11401–11411, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11401-2019
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Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11401–11411, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11401-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 10 Sep 2019

Research article | 10 Sep 2019

Local air pollution from oil rig emissions observed during the airborne DACCIWA campaign

Vanessa Brocchi et al.

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This study reports the first flaring in situ measurements in southern West Africa. According to the measurements, oil rig flaring plumes in Ghana lead to increases in NO2 and aerosols but not always in CO and not in SO2. Flaring measurements can be reproduced using FLEXPART model, adjusting both the emission flux and the injection height. The DACCIWA satellite flaring inventory provides a reasonable estimate of flaring emission.
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