Journal cover Journal topic
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

IF value: 5.414
IF5.414
IF 5-year value: 5.958
IF 5-year
5.958
CiteScore value: 9.7
CiteScore
9.7
SNIP value: 1.517
SNIP1.517
IPP value: 5.61
IPP5.61
SJR value: 2.601
SJR2.601
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 191
Scimago H
index
191
h5-index value: 89
h5-index89
Download
Short summary
The SO2 concentrations and NOx emissions over China derived from satellite observations are compared with the national fossil fuel consumption and air quality regulations. It is shown that not only NO2 concentrations but also NOx emissions in all Chinese provinces decreased in the last 2 years. We conclude that without the air quality regulations the SO2 concentrations would be about 2.5 times higher and the NO2 concentrations would be at least 25 % higher than they are today in China.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint
Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1775–1789, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1775-2017

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1775–1789, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1775-2017

Research article 06 Feb 2017

Research article | 06 Feb 2017

Cleaning up the air: effectiveness of air quality policy for SO2 and NOx emissions in China

Ronald J. van der A et al.

Related authors

Spatial and temporal changes of the ozone sensitivity in China based on satellite and ground-based observations
Wannan Wang, Ronald van der A, Jieying Ding, Michiel van Weele, and Tianhai Cheng
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-1097,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-1097, 2020
Preprint under review for ACP
Short summary
Does reduction of emissions imply improved air quality?
Cheng Fan, Zhengqiang Li, Ying Li, Jiantao Dong, Ronald van der A, and Gerrit de Leeuw
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-1101,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-1101, 2020
Preprint under review for ACP
Short summary
Verification of the AIRS and MLS ozone algorithms based on retrieved daytime and nighttime ozone
Wannan Wang, Tianhai Cheng, Ronald van der A, Jos de Laat, and Jason E. Williams
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2020-194,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2020-194, 2020
Revised manuscript under review for AMT
Short summary
Estimates of lightning NOx production based on high-resolution OMI NO2 retrievals over the continental US
Xin Zhang, Yan Yin, Ronald van der A, Jeff L. Lapierre, Qian Chen, Xiang Kuang, Shuqi Yan, Jinghua Chen, Chuan He, and Rulin Shi
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1709–1734, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1709-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1709-2020, 2020
Short summary
The Complete Data Fusion for a Full Exploitation of Copernicus Atmospheric Sentinel Level 2 Products
Nicola Zoppetti, Simone Ceccherini, Bruno Carli, Samuele Del Bianco, Marco Gai, Cecilia Tirelli, Flavio Barbara, Rossana Dragani, Antti Arola, Jukka Kujanpää, Jacob C. A. van Peet, Ronald van der A, and Ugo Cortesi
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2019-436,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2019-436, 2019
Revised manuscript accepted for AMT
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Remote Sensing | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
Biomass burning combustion efficiency observed from space using measurements of CO and NO2 by the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI)
Ivar R. van der Velde, Guido R. van der Werf, Sander Houweling, Henk J. Eskes, J. Pepijn Veefkind, Tobias Borsdorff, and Ilse Aben
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 597–616, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-597-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-597-2021, 2021
Short summary
Long-term MAX-DOAS measurements of NO2, HCHO, and aerosols and evaluation of corresponding satellite data products over Mohali in the Indo-Gangetic Plain
Vinod Kumar, Steffen Beirle, Steffen Dörner, Abhishek Kumar Mishra, Sebastian Donner, Yang Wang, Vinayak Sinha, and Thomas Wagner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14183–14235, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14183-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14183-2020, 2020
Short summary
Detection and attribution of wildfire pollution in the Arctic and northern midlatitudes using a network of Fourier-transform infrared spectrometers and GEOS-Chem
Erik Lutsch, Kimberly Strong, Dylan B. A. Jones, Thomas Blumenstock, Stephanie Conway, Jenny A. Fisher, James W. Hannigan, Frank Hase, Yasuko Kasai, Emmanuel Mahieu, Maria Makarova, Isamu Morino, Tomoo Nagahama, Justus Notholt, Ivan Ortega, Mathias Palm, Anatoly V. Poberovskii, Ralf Sussmann, and Thorsten Warneke
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12813–12851, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12813-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12813-2020, 2020
Short summary
Validation of satellite formaldehyde (HCHO) retrievals using observations from 12 aircraft campaigns
Lei Zhu, Gonzalo González Abad, Caroline R. Nowlan, Christopher Chan Miller, Kelly Chance, Eric C. Apel, Joshua P. DiGangi, Alan Fried, Thomas F. Hanisco, Rebecca S. Hornbrook, Lu Hu, Jennifer Kaiser, Frank N. Keutsch, Wade Permar, Jason M. St. Clair, and Glenn M. Wolfe
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12329–12345, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12329-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12329-2020, 2020
Short summary
Long-term time series of Arctic tropospheric BrO derived from UV–VIS satellite remote sensing and its relation to first-year sea ice
Ilias Bougoudis, Anne-Marlene Blechschmidt, Andreas Richter, Sora Seo, John Philip Burrows, Nicolas Theys, and Annette Rinke
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11869–11892, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11869-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11869-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Boersma, K. F., Eskes, H. J., Dirksen, R. J., van der A, R. J., Veefkind, J. P., Stammes, P., Huijnen, V., Kleipool, Q. L., Sneep, M., Claas, J., Leitão, J., Richter, A., Zhou, Y., and Brunner, D.: An improved tropospheric NO2 column retrieval algorithm for the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 1905–1928, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-4-1905-2011, 2011.
Boersma, K. F., Vinken, G. C. M., and Tournadre, J.: Ships going slow in reducing their NOx emissions: changes in 2005–2012 ship exhaust inferred from satellite measurements over Europe, Environ. Res. Lett., 10, 074007, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/10/7/074007, 2015.
Brenot, H., Theys, N., Clarisse, L., van Geffen, J., van Gent, J., Van Roozendael, M., van der A, R., Hurtmans, D., Coheur, P.-F., Clerbaux, C., Valks, P., Hedelt, P., Prata, F., Rasson, O., Sievers, K., and Zehner, C.: Support to Aviation Control Service (SACS): an online service for near-real-time satellite monitoring of volcanic plumes, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1099–1123, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1099-2014, 2014.
CAAC: Clean Air Alliance of China, State Council air pollution prevention and control action plan, issue II, October 2013, available at: http://en.cleanairchina.org/product/6346.html (English translation), (last access: 8 October 2015), 2013.
Chen, W. and Xu, R.: Clean coal technology development in China, Energ. Policy, 38, 2123–2130, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2009.06.003, 2010.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
The SO2 concentrations and NOx emissions over China derived from satellite observations are compared with the national fossil fuel consumption and air quality regulations. It is shown that not only NO2 concentrations but also NOx emissions in all Chinese provinces decreased in the last 2 years. We conclude that without the air quality regulations the SO2 concentrations would be about 2.5 times higher and the NO2 concentrations would be at least 25 % higher than they are today in China.
Citation
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint