Anthropogenic Emissions in Asia
Earth and related Environmental sciences
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Accurate information on surface emissions is critical for understanding the current chemical composition of the atmosphere and for forecast simulations. Many research teams worked during the past years to better quantify emissions in different parts of the world, and to develop inventories of anthropogenic emissions for different periods. An evaluation of the most recent datasets providing emissions for Asia for the 1960–2014 period is discussed in this chapter for different gaseous and particulate compounds, i.e. carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, black carbon, organic carbon, and particulate matter PM10 and PM2.5. The comparison between the inventories is used to quantify the range of the emissions for several regions and different periods. Since very little information is available concerning the uncertainties on emissions in the different regions of the world, we use the comparison between the different datasets to provide some information on these uncertainties.
CitationGranier, C.; Doumbia, T.; Granier, L.; Sindelarova, K.; Frost, G.J.; Bouarar, I.; Liousse, C.; Darras, S.; Stavrakou, J. (2017). Anthropogenic Emissions in Asia. (Bouarar, I., Ed.), Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective, 107-133, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59489-7_6.