Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12623–12644, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12623-2015

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12623–12644, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12623-2015

Research article 12 Nov 2015

Research article | 12 Nov 2015

Advantages of a city-scale emission inventory for urban air quality research and policy: the case of Nanjing, a typical industrial city in the Yangtze River Delta, China

Y. Zhao et al.

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A high-resolution emission inventory of air pollutants and CO2 for Nanjing, a typical city in eastern China, is developed, incorporating the best available local information from on-site surveys. The temporal and spatial distribution of the emissions and the correlation between specific species of the inventory are assessed by comparisons with observations and other inventories at larger spatial scale. The emission inventory provides a basis to consider the quality of instrumental observations.
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