Re: Aircraft emissions techie question

Date:         17 Dec 99 01:57:47 
From:         felton@Princeton.EDU (Phil. G. Felton)
Organization: Princeton University
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In article <airliners.1999.1221@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Jack Pease" <jack.pease@ifi.co.uk> wrote:
> Why is SO2 considered irrelevent when if you plug in SO2 into the UK
> national emissions database (http://www.aeat.co.uk/netcen/airqual/naei/ ) do
> you get two dirty great red splodges over Gatwick and Heathrow? Where is
> this SO2 coming from, given that avgas is a light distallate??

Bear in mind that these are estimates based on usage, not measurements.
Also aviation fuel is specifically excluded in the calculation process
so the red splodges can not be due to aero sources  (instead presumably
due to heavy road traffic).

Phil.