Emissions Inventory

One of the major challenges in atmospheric science is to improve emission inventories of environmentally deleterious gases. Bottom-up inventories based on understanding emission processes represent a considerable body of knowledge, but are inherently uncertain. Additional top-down constraints based on observations of trace gases are necessary to accurately represent spatial and temporal variations in emissions.

Objective: Evaluate and improve bottom-up emission inventories of NOx and SO2 with additional top-down information from satellite instruments through integrated analysis of aircraft and ground-based observations with global and regional models.

Project Leaders:

Matt Cooper


Cooper, M.J., R. V. Martin, A. Padmanabhan, and D. K. Henze, Comparing Mass Balance and Adjoint Methods for Inverse Modeling of Nitrogen Dioxide Columns for Global Nitrogen Oxide Emissions, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD025985, 2017 [Link]

Vinken, G. C. M., K. F. Boersma, A. van Donkelaar, and L. Zhang, Constraints on ship NOx emissions in Europe using GEOS-Chem and OMI satellite NO2 observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1353–1369, 2014, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1353-2014. [Full Text (PDF)]

Vinken, G.C.M., K.F. Boersma, J.D. Maasakkers, M. Adon, and R.V. Martin, Worldwide biogenic soil NOx emissions inferred from OMI NO2 observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., accepted. [Link]

Wang, S. W., Zhang, Q., Streets, D. G., He, K. B., Martin, R. V., Lamsal, L. N., Chen, D., Lei, Y., and Lu, Z., Growth in NOx emissions from power plants in China: bottom-up estimates and satellite observations, Atm. Chem. Phys. 12, 4429-4447, 2012. [Full Text (PDF)]

Lamsal, L.N., R.V. Martin, A. Padmanabhan, A. van Donkelaar, Q. Zhang, C.E. Sioris, K. Chance, T.P. Kurosu and M. J. Newchurch, Application of satellite observations for timely updates to global anthropogenic NOx emission inventories, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L05810, doi:10.1029/2010GL046476, 2011. [Full Text (PDF)]

Lee, C.J., J.R. Brook, G.J. Evans, R.V. Martin, and C. Mihele, Novel application of satellite and in-situ measurements to map surface-level NO2 in the Great Lakes region, Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 11, 11761-11775, doi:10.5194/acp-11-11761-2011. [Full Text (PDF)]

Lee C., R. V. Martin, A. van Donkelaar, H. Lee, R. R. Dickerson, J. C. Hains, N. Krotkov, A. Richter, K. Vinnikov, J. J. Schwab, SO2 emissions and lifetimes: Constraints through inverse modeling of in situ and global, space-based (SCIAMACHY and OMI) observations, J. Geophys. Res., submitted. [Full Text (PDF)]

Napelenok, S.L., R.W. Pinder, A.B. Gilliland, and R.V. Martin, A method for evaluating spatially-resolved NOx emissions using Kalman filter inversion, direct sensitivities, and space-based NO2 observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 5603-5614, 2008. [Full Text (PDF)]

Martin, R.V., C.E. Sioris, K. Chance, T.B. Ryerson, T.H. Bertram, P.J. Wooldridge, R.C. Cohen, J.A. Neuman, A. Swanson, and F.M. Flocke, Evaluation of space-based constraints on nitrogen oxide emissions with regional aircraft measurements over and downwind of eastern North America, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D15308, doi:10.1029/2005JD006680, 2006. [Full Text (PDF)]