Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7719–7742, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7719-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7719–7742, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7719-2019

Research article 11 Jun 2019

Research article | 11 Jun 2019

Impacts of household sources on air pollution at village and regional scales in India

Brigitte Rooney et al.

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Average Report Criteria, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi CPCB http://www.cpcb.gov.in/CAAQM/frmUserAvgReportCriteria.aspxTS1

ERA5: Fifth generation of ECMWF atmospheric reanalyses of the global climate Copernicus Climate Change Service(C3S) https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp\T1\textbackslash#!/home

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Approximately 3 billion people worldwide cook with solid fuels, such as wood, charcoal, and agricultural residues, that are often combusted in inefficient cookstoves. Here, we simulate the distribution of the two major health-damaging outdoor pollution species (PM2.5 and O3) using state-of-the-science emissions databases and atmospheric chemical transport models to estimate the impact of household combustion on ambient air quality in India.
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