Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3433–3445, 2019

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: first year in operation (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3433–3445, 2019

Research article 19 Mar 2019

Research article | 19 Mar 2019

What caused the extreme CO concentrations during the 2017 high-pollution episode in India?

Iris N. Dekker et al.


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Short summary
During November 2017, very high pollution levels were measured in the northern part of India. In this study, satellite (TROPOMI) data and model (WRF) data on carbon monoxide (CO) are studied to investigate the main sources of the CO pollution over the Indo-Gangetic Plain. We found that residential and commercial combustion was a much more important source of CO than the post-monsoon crop burning during this period. Meteorology was found important in the accumulation and ventilation of CO.
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