Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1447–1461, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1447-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1447–1461, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1447-2015

Research article 10 Feb 2015

Research article | 10 Feb 2015

Evaluation of black carbon emission inventories using a Lagrangian dispersion model – a case study over southern India

H. S. Gadhavi et al.

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Emission inventories are a key component of simulating past, present and future climate. In this article we have evaluated three black carbon emission inventories for emissions of India using observations made from a strategic location. Annual average simulated black carbon concentration is found to be 35% to 60% lower than observed concentration because of underestimation of emissions of southern India in the inventories.
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