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.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of essd-2020-280', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2020-280', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Steffen Beirle on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 May 2021) by Nellie Elguindi
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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.