Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13109–13130, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13109-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13109–13130, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13109-2020

Research article 09 Nov 2020

Research article | 09 Nov 2020

Impacts of global NOx inversions on NO2 and ozone simulations

Zhen Qu et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 Aug 2020) by Robert Harley
AR by Zhen Qu on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Sep 2020) by Robert Harley
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We use satellite observations and chemical transport modeling to quantify sources of NOx, a major air pollutant, over the past decade. We find improved simulations of the magnitude, seasonality, and trends of NO2 and ozone concentrations using these derived emissions. Changes in ozone pollution driven by human and natural sources are identified in different regions. This work shows the benefits of remote-sensing data and inverse modeling for more accurate ozone simulations.
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