Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13509–13540, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13509-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13509–13540, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13509-2016

Research article 01 Nov 2016

Research article | 01 Nov 2016

Estimation of fossil-fuel CO2 emissions using satellite measurements of "proxy" species

Igor B. Konovalov et al.

Data sets

CDIAC emission inventory data CDIAC http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/tre_coun.html

Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), release version 4.2 EC-JRC/PBL http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/overview.php?v=42

Present state of emission data EMEP/CEIP http://www.ceip.at/ms/ceip_home1/ceip_home/webdab_emepdatabase/emissions_emepmodels/

IASI CO retrievals ESPRI http://ether.ipsl.jussieu.fr/ether/pubipsl/iasi_CO_uk.jsp

OMI retrievals TEMIS http://www.temis.nl/

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The knowledge of CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel (FF) burning is of paramount importance both for climate prediction and mitigation policy purposes. The paper introduces a method to indirectly constrain a regional budget of FF CO2 emissions by using satellite measurements of "proxy" chemical species and evaluates its potential in application to a western European region.
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