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Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3369–3382, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3369-2016
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3369–3382, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3369-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Mar 2016

Research article | 15 Mar 2016

Top-down estimates of benzene and toluene emissions in the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong, China

Xuekun Fang et al.

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This is the first study reporting top-down estimates of benzene and toluene emissions in southern China using atmospheric measurement data from a rural site in the area, an atmospheric transport model and an inverse modeling method. This study shows in detail the temporal and spatial differences between the inversion estimate and four different bottom-up emission inventories (RCP, REAS, MEIC; Yin et al., 2015). We propose that more observations are urgently needed in future.
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