Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Research article
04 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2022

Exploiting satellite measurements to explore uncertainties in UK bottom-up NOx emission estimates

Richard J. Pope, Rebecca Kelly, Eloise A. Marais, Ailish M. Graham, Chris Wilson, Jeremy J. Harrison, Savio J. A. Moniz, Mohamed Ghalaieny, Steve R. Arnold, and Martyn P. Chipperfield


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-583 - by M. Pommier', Matthieu Pommier, 17 Sep 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on "Exploiting satellite measurements to reduce uncertainties in UK bottom-up NOx emission estimates"', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-583', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Oct 2021
  • EC1: 'Editor comment on acp-2021-583', Andreas Richter, 18 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Richard Pope on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Dec 2021) by Andreas Richter
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Feb 2022) by Andreas Richter
AR by Richard Pope on behalf of the Authors (02 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Mar 2022) by Andreas Richter
Short summary
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are potent air pollutants which directly impact on human health. In this study, we use satellite nitrogen dioxide (NO2) data to evaluate the spatial distribution and temporal evolution of the UK official NOx emissions inventory, with reasonable agreement. We also derived satellite-based NOx emissions for several UK cities. In the case of London and Birmingham, the NAEI NOx emissions are potentially too low by >50%.
Final-revised paper