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Athens airport air quality study by remote sensing with DOAS, FTIR, and ceilometer
Author(s): Klaus Schäfer; Stefan Emeis; Carsten Jahn; Maria Hoffmann; Christine Heyder; Florian Haas; Costas Helmis; George Scouros; Ralf Kurtenbach; Anita Niedojadlo; Evi Anamaterou; Michael O'Connor
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Paper Abstract

The impact of air traffic on the atmosphere was subject to several works in the last years. But little scientific work has been done concerning airport air quality. Airports themselves often measure concentrations of the main pollutants and use dispersion models to asses the air quality situation. Emission inventories of airport are not well known generally because a lot of different emission sources exist. A database is required to characterise real-world emission source strengths as well as air quality and meteorological data at airports that will serve as an input and as validation data for modelling work. Dedicated studies were performed to follow these objectives. To develop a database of air quality and meteorological data a measurement campaign was carried out at the Athens International Airport (AIA). The campaign from 13 until 25 September 2007 was realised with the application of in situ (two mast equipped with fast (sonic anemometers) and slow sensors at various heights) and remote sensing techniques as DOAS, FTIR, SODAR with RASS and ceilometer as well as the aid of existing equipment available by the participant partners that was transferred to the AIA, allowing the sharing of knowledge and infrastructure. The concept of this measurement campaign will be presented. Some results of interpretation of measured data will be discussed as aircraft emission indices during take-off, influence of aircraft emissions upon airport air quality, estimation of the airport emission source strengths and influence of airport emissions upon air quality in the surroundings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7107, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII, 71070Q (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800350
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Klaus Schäfer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Stefan Emeis, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Carsten Jahn, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Maria Hoffmann, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Christine Heyder, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Florian Haas, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Costas Helmis, National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens (Greece)
George Scouros, National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Ralf Kurtenbach, Bergische Univ. Wuppertal (Germany)
Anita Niedojadlo, Bergische Univ. Wuppertal (Germany)
Evi Anamaterou, Athens International Airport S.A. (Greece)
Michael O'Connor, Athens International Airport S.A. (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7107:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII
Richard H. Picard; Adolfo Comeron; Klaus Schäfer; Aldo Amodeo; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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