Drax Plume Plotter
Drax power station plume
at 11:50 on Sun, 23 Jun 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: 1.54 µg/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 µg22.1 µg(132%)
Particulates PM1014 µg1.54 µg(11%)
Sulphur Dioxide2.3 µg12.4 µg(541%)

The emission rates were reported at 11:50 on Sun, 23 Jun 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 8.1 mph (3.6 m/s) from 260°. Cloud cover: 10/10. Temp: 21°C. Pressure: 1018 mb. Data from Leconfield airport at 11:50.