Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11497–11519, 2016

Special issue: Ten years of Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) observations...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11497–11519, 2016
Research article
15 Sep 2016
Research article | 15 Sep 2016

A global catalogue of large SO2 sources and emissions derived from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument

Vitali E. Fioletov et al.


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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (31 Aug 2016) by Bryan N. Duncan
ED: Publish as is (01 Sep 2016) by Bryan N. Duncan
Short summary
We introduce the first space-based catalogue of SO2 emission sources seen by OMI. The inventory contains about 500 sources. They account for about a half of all SO2 emissions; the remaining half is likely related to sources emitting less than 30 kt yr−1 and not detected by OMI. The sources are grouped by type (volcanoes, power plants, oil- and gas-related sources, and smelters) and country. The catalogue presented herein can be used for verification of available SO2 emission inventories.
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