Preprints
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2022-191
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2022-191
 
28 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022
Status: a revised version of this preprint was accepted for the journal AMT.

Monitoring greenhouse gases (GHGs) in China: status and perspective

Youwen Sun1,2, Hao Yin1,2, Wei Wang1,2, Changgong Shan1,2, Justus Notholt3, Mathias Palm3, Zhenyi Chen4, and Cheng Liu1,2,5,6,7 Youwen Sun et al.
  • 1Key Laboratory of Environmental Optics and Technology, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, HFIPS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
  • 2Department of Precision Machinery and Precision Instrumentation, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, China
  • 3University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics, P. O. Box 330440, 28334 Bremen, Germany
  • 4School of Ecology and Environment, Beijing Technology and Business University, 100048, Beijing, China
  • 5Center for Excellence in Regional Atmospheric Environment, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, 361021, China
  • 6Key Laboratory of Precision Scientific Instrumentation of Anhui Higher Education Institutes, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, China
  • 7Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Polar Environment and Global Change, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, China

Abstract. In order to establish a creditable greenhouse gases (GHGs) monitoring network to support the goals of carbon peak/neutrality, it is necessary to know what we have done and what we have to do in the future. In this study, we summarize an overview to the status and perspective of GHGs monitoring in China. With decades of effort, China has made a great breakthrough in GHGs monitoring capacity and steadily improved the performance of homemade GHGs monitoring instruments. However, most GHGs monitoring studies are hitherto research-oriented, temporal, sparse, and uncoordinated. It is suggested to take full advantages of various monitoring technologies, monitoring platforms, numerical simulations, and inventory compilation techniques to form a creditable GHGs stereoscopic monitoring and assessment system at an operational level. We envisage that this system can routinely quantify GHGs on national, provincial, regional and even individual scales with high spatiotemporal resolution and wide coverage to support low-carbon policy in China.

Youwen Sun et al.

Status: final response (author comments only)

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-191', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Youwen Sun, 08 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-191', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Youwen Sun, 08 Aug 2022

Youwen Sun et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 369 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
281 75 13 369 16 1 2
  • HTML: 281
  • PDF: 75
  • XML: 13
  • Total: 369
  • Supplement: 16
  • BibTeX: 1
  • EndNote: 2
Views and downloads (calculated since 28 Jun 2022)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 28 Jun 2022)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 345 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 345 with geography defined and 0 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 
Latest update: 09 Aug 2022
Download
Short summary
This study summarizes an overview to the status and perspective of GHGs monitoring in China. This study not only improves our understanding with respect to the status, advances, and challenges of GHGs monitoring in China, but also present an outlook for further improving GHGs monitoring capacity in China.