Anthropogenic Emissions in Asia

Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 16)


Accurate information on surface emissions is critical for understanding the current chemical composition of the atmosphere and for forecast simulations. Many research teams worked during the past years to better quantify emissions in different parts of the world, and to develop inventories of anthropogenic emissions for different periods. An evaluation of the most recent datasets providing emissions for Asia for the 1960–2014 period is discussed in this chapter for different gaseous and particulate compounds, i.e. carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, black carbon, organic carbon, and particulate matter PM10 and PM2.5. The comparison between the inventories is used to quantify the range of the emissions for several regions and different periods. Since very little information is available concerning the uncertainties on emissions in the different regions of the world, we use the comparison between the different datasets to provide some information on these uncertainties.


Anthropogenic emissions Air pollution in Asia Surface emission inventories 



This work has received research funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) under the PANDA project grant agreement n° 606719.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire d’AérologieToulouseFrance
  2. 2.NOAA Earth System Research LaboratoryBoulderUSA
  3. 3.LATMOS/IPSLUPMC University Paris 06 Sorbonne UniversitiesParisFrance
  4. 4.Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental SciencesUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  5. 5.Charles University of PraguePragueCzech Republic
  6. 6.Max Planck Institute for MeteorologyHamburgGermany
  7. 7.Observatoire Midi-PyrénéesToulouseFrance
  8. 8.Belgian Institute for Space AeronomyBrusselsBelgium

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