Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5655–5683, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5655-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5655–5683, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5655-2021

Research article 14 Apr 2021

Research article | 14 Apr 2021

Uncertainties in the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) emission inventory of greenhouse gases

Efisio Solazzo et al.

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We conducted an extensive analysis of the structural uncertainty of the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) emission inventory of greenhouse gases, which adds a much needed reliability dimension to the accuracy of the emission estimates. The study undertakes in-depth analyses of the implication of aggregating emissions from different sources and/or countries on the accuracy. Results are presented for all emissions sectors according to IPCC definitions.
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