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Global Emission Inventory and Atmospheric Transport of Black Carbon

Evaluation of the Associated Exposure

Global Emission Inventory and Atmospheric Transport of Black Carbon by Rong Wang
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This thesis presents research focusing on the improvement of high-resolution global black carbon (BC) emission inventory and application in assessing the population exposure to ambient BC. A particular focus of the thesis is on the construction of a high-resolution (both spatial and sectorial) fuel consumption database, which is used to develop the emission inventory of black carbon. Above all, the author updates the global emission inventory of black carbon, a resource subsequently used to study the atmospheric transport of black carbon over Asia with the help of a high-resolution nested model. The thesis demonstrates that spatial bias in fuel consumption and BC emissions can be reduced by means of the sub-national disaggregation approach. Using the inventory and nested model, ambient BC concentrations can be better validated against observations. Lastly, it provides a complete uncertainty analysis of global black carbon emissions, and this uncertainty is taken into account in the atmospheric modeling, helping to better understand the role of black carbon in regional and global air pollution.

Springer Berlin Heidelberg; March 2015
160 pages; ISBN 9783662464793
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Title: Global Emission Inventory and Atmospheric Transport of Black Carbon
Author: Rong Wang
 
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