EGU General Assembly 2023
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Global and regional anthropogenic emissions inventories for air quality atlases

Antonin Soulie1, Thierno doumbia1, Sekou Keita1, Claire Granier1,2, Hugo Denier Vand der Gon3, Jeroen Kuenen3, Santiago Arellano4, Sabine Darras5, Michael Gauss6, Marc Guevara7, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen8, Cathy Liousse1, David Simpson6, and Katerina Sindelarova9
Antonin Soulie et al.
  • 1CNRS, Laboratoire d'Aérologie, Toulouse, France
  • 2NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory–CIRES/University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
  • 3TNO, dept. Climate, Air and Sustainability, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 4Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 5Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
  • 6Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Oslo, Norway
  • 7Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • 8Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
  • 9Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

We present two inventories of anthropogenic emissions as well as an air quality atlas linked to Copernicus, the European earth observation system. CAMS-GLOB-ANTv5.3, a global anthropogenic emissions inventory, has been developed and provides emission data for the major atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases, as well as 25 speciated Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), for the period 2000-2023. This inventory is used as input for the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring System (CAMS) atmospheric reanalysis and forecasts.

A mosaic inventory of anthropogenic emissions was also developed as part of the Copernicus CO2 project (CoCO2) focusing on greenhouse gases emissions. This mosaic uses the CAMS-GLOB-ANTv5.3 inventory as a global basis, and the DACCIWA2 (Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud interactions in West Africa) inventory, a regional African emissions inventory. DACCIWA2 provides 0.1x0.1 degree resolution emissions of greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants for the period 2010-2018.

The CAMS reanalysis is being used to develop an atlas of air quality called AQWA (Air Quality Worldwide Atlas). The AQWA atlas gives precious information about historical, climatological and current atmospheric composition, as well as air quality indexes. These statistics are available for all countries around the world, as well as states/provinces for the United States and China.

This presentation describes the methodology used to develop and evaluate the two inventories and shows a few visualization examples from the atlas, which is still in development.

How to cite: Soulie, A., doumbia, T., Keita, S., Granier, C., Denier Vand der Gon, H., Kuenen, J., Arellano, S., Darras, S., Gauss, M., Guevara, M., Jalkanen, J.-P., Liousse, C., Simpson, D., and Sindelarova, K.: Global and regional anthropogenic emissions inventories for air quality atlases, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-3232,, 2023.