The Elean plume plotter shows a prediction of the current amount of air pollution (at ground level) caused by emissions from the Elean power station at Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Plume Plotter predicts this fallout using AERMOD, which is one of the most widely used modelling systems for air pollution. It uses the latest local weather conditions and upper air data, which are obtained in real time. Plume Plotter does not use real-time information about the power station's emissions. Instead, it assumes that it is operating continuously (8760 hours per year) and emitting pollutants at a constant rate. The emission rates assumed are the average actual emission rates for a recent year, as measured and reported to the Environment Agency.
The other parameters (e.g. emission velocity and temperature) used were obtained from the Environment Agency. Building plans were obtained from the planning application.
Plume Plotter's model takes account of the real terrain in the vicinity of the power station and the shape of its buildings.
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Disclaimer: While we believe that our predictions are as accurate as possible using the resources and information available to us, we make no claims or guarantees made about the correctness of the information presented on this website.
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