Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
18 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2019

Top-down estimate of black carbon emissions for city clusters using ground observations: a case study in southern Jiangsu, China

Xuefen Zhao, Yu Zhao, Dong Chen, Chunyan Li, and Jie Zhang


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AR by Yu Zhao on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jan 2019) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (22 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish as is (28 Jan 2019) by Qiang Zhang
Short summary
This work captured the changes in black carbon (BC) emissions from tightened pollution controls in a city cluster in eastern China through a top-down approach that incorporated available ground observations, a chemistry transport model, and a multiple regression model. The uncertainty from the a priori emission input and wet deposition was evaluated to be moderate. More ground measurements with better spatiotemporal coverage were recommended for constraining BC emissions effectively.
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