This page should be read in conjunction with How Plume Plotter Works. It provides more details specific to the Davyhulme version of Plume Plotter.
All of these are taken from  (after correcting the stack location):
The following values are used for albedo, Bowen ratio, and roughness length, the last of which is specified in :
The emission rates of pollutants are taken from  (after correcting many of them). These are:
|Oxides of nitrogen||5.118 g|
|Sulphur dioxide||2.047 g|
|Carbon monoxide||2.047 g|
|Particulates PM10||409 mg|
|Hydrogen chloride||409 mg|
|Hydrogen flouride||40.9 mg|
|Cadmium and thallium||2.047 mg|
|Other metals||20.47 mg|
|Dioxins and furans||4.094 ng|
The background levels of pollutants are taken from  except oxides of nitrogen, which is supplied by Peter Bagnall (Breathe Clean Air Group) and is for nitrogen dioxide only. These are:
concentration per m3
|Oxides of nitrogen||41.2 μg|
|Sulphur dioxide||9.2 μg|
|Carbon monoxide||545 μg|
|Particulates PM10||20.2 μg|
|Hydrogen chloride||490 ng|
|Hydrogen flouride||2.35 μg|
|Cadmium and thallium||140 pg|
|Other metals||25.85 ng|
|Dioxins and furans||14.21 fg|
Weather data is taken from METAR reports from a local airport: Manchester.
Upper air data is the latest reported by the Nottingham upper air station.
1. BARTON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANT AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT, Fichtner, 2015.