Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13433–13451, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13433–13451, 2015

Research article 07 Dec 2015

Research article | 07 Dec 2015

Decadal trends in global CO emissions as seen by MOPITT

Y. Yin et al.


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Short summary
We studied the global CO concentration decline over the recent decade with a sophisticated atmospheric inversion system assimilating MOPITT CO retrievals, surface methane and surface methyl chloroform in situ measurements. The inversion interprets the CO concentration decline as a 23% decrease in the CO emissions from 2002 to 2011, twice the negative trend estimated by emission inventories. In contrast to bottom-up inventories, we find negative trends over China and South-east Asia.
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