Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
25 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2017

Variations of China's emission estimates: response to uncertainties in energy statistics

Chaopeng Hong, Qiang Zhang, Kebin He, Dabo Guan, Meng Li, Fei Liu, and Bo Zheng


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AR by Chaopeng Hong on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Nov 2016) by Stefan Buehler
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Dec 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Dec 2016) by Stefan Buehler
AR by Chaopeng Hong on behalf of the Authors (24 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We found that the apparent uncertainties in China’s energy consumption increased from 2004 to 2012. SO2 emissions are most sensitive to energy uncertainties because of the high contributions from industrial coal combustion. The energy-induced emission uncertainties for some species are comparable to total uncertainties of emissions as estimated by previous studies, indicating variations in energy consumption could be an important source of China’s emission uncertainties.
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