Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-925-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-925-2017
Research article
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10 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 10 Mar 2017

Space-based NOx emission estimates over remote regions improved in DECSO

Jieying Ding, Ronald Johannes van der A, Bas Mijling, and Pieternel Felicitas Levelt

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We improve the DECSO algorithm for NOx emission estimates from satellite observations, especially over remote regions. The accuracy is about 20 percent for monthly NOx emissions with a spatial resolution of 0.25 degrees. We are able to distinguish ship emissions below the outflow of NO2 from the mainland of China.