Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
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, Alison L. Redington, Daniel Say, Simon O'Doherty, Dickon Young, Peter G. Simmonds, Martin K. Vollmer, Jens Mühle, Jgor Arduini, Gerard Spain, Adam Wisher, Michela Maione, Tanja J. Schuck, Kieran Stanley, Stefan Reimann, Andreas Engel, Paul B. Krummel, Paul J. Fraser, Christina M. Harth, Peter K. Salameh, Ray F. Weiss, Ray Gluckman, Peter N. Brown, John D. Watterson, and Tim Arnold


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 | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by A. J. Manning on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (16 Jul 2021)  Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (30 Jul 2021) by Frank Dentener
AR by A. J. Manning on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2021)
Short summary
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.
Final-revised paper