Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4171-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4171-2018
Research article
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27 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 27 Mar 2018

Evaluation of modeling NO2 concentrations driven by satellite-derived and bottom-up emission inventories using in situ measurements over China

Fei Liu, Ronald J. van der A, Henk Eskes, Jieying Ding, and Bas Mijling

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We used ground measurements from the recently developed air quality monitoring network in China to validate modeling surface NO2 concentrations from the regional chemical transport model (CTM). The CTM simulations driven by satellite-derived and bottom-up inventories show negative and positive differences against the ground measurements, respectively. Our study suggests an improvement of the distribution of emissions between urban and rural areas in the satellite-derived inventory.
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