Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2995–3012, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2995-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2995–3012, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2995-2021

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 et al.

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 https://doi.org/10.26050/WDCC/Quant_NOx_TROPOMI

Copernicus Sentinel-5P data products European Space Agency (ESA) https://doi.org/10.5270/S5P-s4ljg54

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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.