Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3369–3382, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3369-2016

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3369–3382, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3369-2016

Research article 15 Mar 2016

Research article | 15 Mar 2016

Top-down estimates of benzene and toluene emissions in the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong, China

Xuekun Fang et al.

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AR by Xuekun Fang on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Dec 2015) by Gregory Frost
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Jan 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Jan 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Jan 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Jan 2016) by Gregory Frost
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Jan 2016) by Gregory Frost
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Feb 2016) by Gregory Frost
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This is the first study reporting top-down estimates of benzene and toluene emissions in southern China using atmospheric measurement data from a rural site in the area, an atmospheric transport model and an inverse modeling method. This study shows in detail the temporal and spatial differences between the inversion estimate and four different bottom-up emission inventories (RCP, REAS, MEIC; Yin et al., 2015). We propose that more observations are urgently needed in future.
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