Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1227–1239, 2017

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1227–1239, 2017
Research article
25 Jan 2017
Research article | 25 Jan 2017

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

Chaopeng Hong et al.

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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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