Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2095–2113, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2095-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2095–2113, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2095-2019

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 et al.

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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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