Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9115–9131, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9115–9131, 2017

Research article 27 Jul 2017

Research article | 27 Jul 2017

OMI-measured increasing SO2 emissions due to energy industry expansion and relocation in northwestern China

Zaili Ling et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jun 2017) by Leiming Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Jul 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jul 2017) by Leiming Zhang
AR by J. Ma on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This paper assesses OMI-measured SO2 levels and emission burdens in northwestern China over the last decade. In contrast to widespread decline of SO2 in eastern and southern China, the OMI remote sensing data reveal increasing SO2 level and emissions in energy-abundant northwestern China under the national energy relocation strategy to this part of China, which are mostly from large-scale energy industry parks in northwestern China and pose a threat to the poor local ecological environment.
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