Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10133–10158, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10133–10158, 2016

Research article 11 Aug 2016

Research article | 11 Aug 2016

Nine years of global hydrocarbon emissions based on source inversion of OMI formaldehyde observations

Maite Bauwens et al.

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Relying on a 9-year record of satellite observations of formaldehyde, we use inverse techniques to derive global top–down hydrocarbon fluxes over 2005–2013, infer seasonal and interannual variability, and detect emission trends. Our results suggest changes in fire seasonal patterns, a stronger contribution of agricultural burning, overestimated isoprene flux rates in the tropics, overly decreased isoprene emissions due to soil moisture stress in arid areas, and enhanced isoprene trends.
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