Articles | Volume 10, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3313–3323, 2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3313–3323, 2017

Research article 11 Sep 2017

Research article | 11 Sep 2017

Spatial estimation of air PM2.5 emissions using activity data, local emission factors and land cover derived from satellite imagery

Hezron P. Gibe and Mylene G. Cayetano

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