Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 921–933, 2017

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 921–933, 2017

Research article 20 Jan 2017

Research article | 20 Jan 2017

Resolution dependence of uncertainties in gridded emission inventories: a case study in Hebei, China

Bo Zheng et al.

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The resolution dependence of uncertainties in proxy-based gridded inventories can be explained by the decoupling of emission facility locations from spatial proxies on fine scales. We conclude that proxy-based inventories are of sufficient quality to support regional and global models (larger than 0.25° in this case study); however, to support urban-scale models with accurate emission inputs, bottom-up inventories incorporating exact locations of emitting facilities have to be developed instead.
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