Drax Plume Plotter
Drax power station plume
at 20:50 on Sun, 25 Feb 2024
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The map shows the (predicted) current state of pollution from the power station at Selby, North Yorkshire.

Unrealistically assumes a fixed load factor: 0.6119 Why?

The red line shows wind direction. Green rings show distance (km). Colours show concentration of particulates PM10 at ground level. Maximum: 4.63 ng/m3. This is the concentration at the location that is most polluted by the plume.

Breakdown of pollutants at most polluted location (green = background, red = added by plume):

Oxides of nitrogen
Particulates PM10
Sulphur Dioxide

Oxides of nitrogen
Particulates PM10
Sulphur Dioxide

Concentration
per m3
Background
(annual mean)
Plume
Oxides of nitrogen16.8 µg66.2 ng(0%)
Particulates PM1014 µg4.63 ng(0%)
Sulphur Dioxide2.3 µg37.2 ng(2%)

The emission rates were reported at 20:50 on Sun, 25 Feb 2024.

As well as the toxic pollutants in the plume, carbon dioxide (CO2) is currently being emitted at a rate of 553 kilograms per second. (How is this calculated?)

Each hour this is 1990 tonnes, equivalent to a volume of approximately 1006336 cubic metres, which is enough to fill 2013 typical houses.

See here for an explanation of how these CO2 emissions are accounted for.

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Latest weather data
Wind 9.2 mph (4.1 m/s) from 50°. Cloud cover: 2/10. Temp: 5°C. Pressure: 1002 mb. Data from Leconfield airport at 20:50.