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Data from: Take-off engine particle emission indices for in-service aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport

Citation

Moore, Richard H. et al. (2017), Data from: Take-off engine particle emission indices for in-service aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.q5qm1

Abstract

We present ground-based, advected aircraft engine emissions from flights taking off at Los Angeles International Airport. 275 discrete engine take-off plumes were observed on 18 and 25 May 2014 at a distance of 400 m downwind of the runway. CO2 measurements are used to convert the aerosol data into plume-average emissions indices that are suitable for modelling aircraft emissions. Total and non-volatile particle number EIs are of order 1016–1017 kg−1 and 1014–1016 kg−1, respectively. Black-carbon-equivalent particle mass EIs vary between 175–941 mg kg−1 (except for the GE GEnx engines at 46 mg kg−1). Aircraft tail numbers recorded for each take-off event are used to incorporate aircraft- and engine-specific parameters into the data set. Data acquisition and processing follow standard methods for quality assurance. A unique aspect of the data set is the mapping of aerosol concentration time series to integrated plume EIs, aircraft and engine specifications, and manufacturer-reported engine emissions certifications. The integrated data enable future studies seeking to understand and model aircraft emissions and their impact on air quality.

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Location

Los Angeles International Airport