Near-field commercial aircraft contribution to nitrogen oxides by engine, aircraft type, and airline by individual plume sampling.

@article{Carslaw2008NearfieldCA,
  title={Near-field commercial aircraft contribution to nitrogen oxides by engine, aircraft type, and airline by individual plume sampling.},
  author={David C. Carslaw and Karl Ropkins and D. P. H. Laxen and Stephen Moorcroft and Ben Marner and Martin L. Williams},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1871-6}
}
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) concentrations were measured in individual plumes from aircraft departing on the northern runway at Heathrow Airport in west London. Over a period of four weeks 5618 individual plumes were sampled by a chemiluminescence monitor located 180 m from the runway. Results were processed and matched with detailed aircraft movement and aircraft engine data using chromatographic techniques. Peak concentrations associated with 29 commonly used engines were calculated and found to… CONTINUE READING