Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Research article
15 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 15 Sep 2017

Monitoring shipping emissions in the German Bight using MAX-DOAS measurements

André Seyler, Folkard Wittrock, Lisa Kattner, Barbara Mathieu-Üffing, Enno Peters, Andreas Richter, Stefan Schmolke, and John P. Burrows


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AR by André Seyler on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jun 2017) by Robert Harley
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Jul 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Jul 2017) by Robert Harley
Short summary
Shipping accounts for a significant part of the emissions from the transportation sector. We have analyzed 3 years of MAX-DOAS measurements of NO2 and SO2 from a small island in the German Bight, showing that despite the vicinity to the shipping lane, the contribution of shipping sources to air pollution is only about 40 %. The implementation of stricter fuel sulfur limits led to a significant reduction in SO2-to-NO2 ratios in shipping emissions and ambient SO2 levels at the German coast.
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