Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Data description paper
24 Jun 2021
Data description paper |  | 24 Jun 2021

Catalog of NOx emissions from point sources as derived from the divergence of the NO2 flux for TROPOMI

Steffen Beirle, Christian Borger, Steffen Dörner, Henk Eskes, Vinod Kumar, Adrianus de Laat, and Thomas Wagner

Data sets

Quantification of NOx point sources from TROPOMI S. Beirle, C. Borger, S. Dörner, H. Eskes, V. Kumar, A. de Laat, and T. Wagner

Copernicus Sentinel-5P data products European Space Agency (ESA)

Short summary
A catalog of point sources of nitrogen oxides was created using satellite observations of NO2. Key for the identification of point sources was the divergence, i.e., the difference between upwind and downwind levels of NO2. The catalog lists 451 locations, of which 242 could be automatically matched to power plants. Other point sources are metal smelters, cement plants, or industrial areas. The catalog thus allows checking and improving of existing emission inventories.
Final-revised paper