Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
08 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 08 Mar 2018

Comparison and evaluation of anthropogenic emissions of SO2 and NOx over China

Meng Li, Zbigniew Klimont, Qiang Zhang, Randall V. Martin, Bo Zheng, Chris Heyes, Janusz Cofala, Yuxuan Zhang, and Kebin He


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AR by Meng Li on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jan 2018) by Christian Hogrefe
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2018) by Christian Hogrefe
Short summary
In this paper, we conducted a comprehensive evaluation of two widely used anthropogenic emission inventories over China, ECLIPSE and MIX, to explore the potential sources of uncertainties and find clues to improving emission inventories. We found that SO2 emission estimates are consistent between the two inventories (with 1 % differences), while NOx emissions in ECLIPSE's estimates are 16 % lower than those in MIX. Discrepancies at the sector and provincial levels are much higher.
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