Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Methods for assessment of models
08 Jul 2022
Methods for assessment of models |  | 08 Jul 2022

A multi-pollutant and multi-sectorial approach to screening the consistency of emission inventories

Philippe Thunis, Alain Clappier, Enrico Pisoni, Bertrand Bessagnet, Jeroen Kuenen, Marc Guevara, and Susana Lopez-Aparicio


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-390', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-390', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Philippe Thunis on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Jun 2022) by Havala Pye
AR by Philippe Thunis on behalf of the Authors (17 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In this work, we propose a screening method to improve the quality of emission inventories, which are responsible for large uncertainties in air-quality modeling. The first step of screening consists of keeping only emission contributions that are relevant enough. In a second step, the method identifies large differences that provide evidence of methodological divergence or errors. We used the approach to compare two versions of the CAMS-REG European-scale inventory over 150 European cities.