Emissions in Middle East (OMI)

Monthly mean NOx surface emission estimates derived from OMI observations of tropospheric NO2 columns by the DECSO algorithm.

NOx_OMI : Nitrogen oxides by OMI   satellite data at TEMIS 

Download DECSO v3b

Monthly NOx emissions for 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Data Version and Issues

Information about the data versions can be found here. The emission estimates are still in an experimental phase, and should be used with care.


  • Ding, J., R.J. van der A, B. Mijling, P.F. Levelt, and N. Hao (2015). NOx emission estimates during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 15, 6337-6372, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-6337-2015. [pdf]
  • Mijling, B., R.J. van der A, R. J., and Q. Zhang (2013). Regional nitrogen oxides emission trends in East Asia observed from space. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 12003-12012, doi:10.5194/acp-13-12003-2013. [pdf]
  • Mijling, B. and R. van der A (2012). Using daily satellite observations to estimate emissions of short-lived air pollutants on a mesoscopic scale. J. Geophys. Res. 117, D17, doi:10.1029/2012JD017817. [pdf]
  • Mijling, B., R. van der A, K. Boersma, M. Van Roozendael, I. De Smedt, and H. Kelder (2009). Reductions of NO2 detected from space during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L13801. [pdf]

Data provider

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)  • contact person: Bas Mijling