Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Research article
05 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 05 Jun 2020

Rapid reduction in black carbon emissions from China: evidence from 2009–2019 observations on Fukue Island, Japan

Yugo Kanaya, Kazuyo Yamaji, Takuma Miyakawa, Fumikazu Taketani, Chunmao Zhu, Yongjoo Choi, Yuichi Komazaki, Kohei Ikeda, Yutaka Kondo, and Zbigniew Klimont


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AR by Yugo Kanaya on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Mar 2020) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Apr 2020) by Qiang Zhang
AR by Yugo Kanaya on behalf of the Authors (22 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Fundamental disagreements among bottom-up emission inventories exist about the sign of the black carbon emissions trend from China over the past decade. Our decadal observations on Fukue Island clearly indicate its rapid reduction, after correcting for interannual meteorological variability, which supports inventories reflecting governmental clean air actions after 2010. The reduction pace surpasses those of SSP1 scenarios for 2015–2030, suggesting highly successful emission control policies.
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