Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 52, Issue 18, pp 2551–2558 | Cite as

A new method to calculate monthly CO emissions using MOPITT satellite data

  • Lin YunPing 
  • Zhao ChunSheng 
  • Peng Li 
  • Fang YuanYuan 
Articles Atmospheric Sciences


A new method is developed to calculate monthly CO emission data using MOZART modeled and MOPITT observed CO data in 2004. New CO emission data were obtained with budget analysis of the processes controlling CO concentration such as surface emission, transport, chemical transform and dry deposition. MOPITT data were used to constrain the model simulation. New CO emission data agree well with Horowitz’s emissions in the spatial distributions. Horowitz’s emissions are found to underestimate CO emissions significantly in the industrial areas of Asia and North America, where high CO emissions are mainly due to the anthropogenic activities. New CO emissions can better reflect the more recent CO actual emissions than Horowitz’s.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin YunPing 
    • 1
  • Zhao ChunSheng 
    • 1
  • Peng Li 
    • 1
  • Fang YuanYuan 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric Science, School of PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences ProgramPrinceton UniversityNew JersyUSA

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