Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 327–348, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 327–348, 2019
Research article
09 Jan 2019
Research article | 09 Jan 2019

Quantification and evaluation of atmospheric pollutant emissions from open biomass burning with multiple methods: a case study for the Yangtze River Delta region, China

Yang Yang and Yu Zhao

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We estimated and evaluated the air pollutant emissions from open biomass burning in the Yangtze River Delta with three methods. Chemistry transport modeling indicated that the constraining method provided the best emissions. The traditional bottom-up method could often overestimate emissions and could hardly track their interannual trends. The emissions based on fire radiative power might be underestimated, which is attributed to the satellite detection limit on small fires.
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