Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12739–12755, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12739-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12739–12755, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12739-2021

Research article 27 Aug 2021

Research article | 27 Aug 2021

Evidence of a recent decline in UK emissions of hydrofluorocarbons determined by the InTEM inverse model and atmospheric measurements

Alistair J. Manning et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-261', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-261', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-261', A. J. Manning, 15 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by A. J. Manning on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jul 2021) by Frank Dentener
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This paper estimates UK emissions of important greenhouse gases (hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)) using high-quality atmospheric observations and atmospheric modelling. We compare these estimates with those submitted by the UK to the United Nations. We conclude that global concentrations of these gases are still increasing. Our estimates for the UK are 73 % of those reported and that the UK emissions are now falling, demonstrating an impact of UK government policy.
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