Abrupt recent trend changes in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide over the Middle East

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/576015
Title:
Abrupt recent trend changes in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide over the Middle East
Authors:
Lelieveld, J.; Beirle, S.; Hormann, C.; Stenchikov, Georgiy L. ( 0000-0001-9033-4925 ) ; Wagner, T.
Abstract:
Nitrogen oxides, released from fossil fuel use and other combustion processes, affect air quality and climate. From the mid-1990s onward, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) has been monitored from space, and since 2004 with relatively high spatial resolution by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument. Strong upward NO2 trends have been observed over South and East Asia and the Middle East, in particular over major cities. We show, however, that a combination of air quality control and political factors, including economical crisis and armed conflict, has drastically altered the emission landscape of nitrogen oxides in the Middle East. Large changes, including trend reversals, have occurred since about 2010 that could not have been predicted and therefore are at odds with emission scenarios used in projections of air pollution and climate change in the early 21st century.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Abrupt recent trend changes in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide over the Middle East 2015, 1 (7):e1500498 Science Advances
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Journal:
Science Advances
Issue Date:
21-Aug-2015
DOI:
10.1126/sciadv.1500498
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2375-2548
Additional Links:
http://advances.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/sciadv.1500498
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorLelieveld, J.en
dc.contributor.authorBeirle, S.en
dc.contributor.authorHormann, C.en
dc.contributor.authorStenchikov, Georgiy L.en
dc.contributor.authorWagner, T.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-27T11:32:20Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-27T11:32:20Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08-21en
dc.identifier.citationAbrupt recent trend changes in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide over the Middle East 2015, 1 (7):e1500498 Science Advancesen
dc.identifier.issn2375-2548en
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/sciadv.1500498en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/576015en
dc.description.abstractNitrogen oxides, released from fossil fuel use and other combustion processes, affect air quality and climate. From the mid-1990s onward, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) has been monitored from space, and since 2004 with relatively high spatial resolution by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument. Strong upward NO2 trends have been observed over South and East Asia and the Middle East, in particular over major cities. We show, however, that a combination of air quality control and political factors, including economical crisis and armed conflict, has drastically altered the emission landscape of nitrogen oxides in the Middle East. Large changes, including trend reversals, have occurred since about 2010 that could not have been predicted and therefore are at odds with emission scenarios used in projections of air pollution and climate change in the early 21st century.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://advances.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/sciadv.1500498en
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, so long as the resultant use is not for commercial advantage and provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.titleAbrupt recent trend changes in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide over the Middle Easten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalScience Advancesen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Chemistry, 55128 Mainz, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionThe Cyprus Institute, 1645 Nicosia, Cyprusen
dc.contributor.institutionKing Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorStenchikov, Georgiy L.en
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