NH3 emissions in South America (IASI)

Monthly mean NH3 surface emission estimates derived from IASI observations of tropospheric NH3 columns by the DECSO algorithm. The data products are developed and generated within the SOLFEO project of ESA.

Ammonia by IASI   satellite data at TEMIS 


Image of NH3 emissions for 2016

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Monthly NH3 emissions of South America for the year: 2016

Data Version and Issues

  • More detailed information about the NH3 data product can be found in the Product User Guide.


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References (DECSO):

  • Ding, J., van der A, R. J., Mijling, B., Jalkanen, J.-P., Johansson, L. and Levelt, P. F., Maritime NOx emissions over Chinese seas derived from satellite observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL076788, 2018
  • Ding, J., R.J. van der A, B. Mijling and P.F. Levelt, Space-based NOx emission estimates over remote regions improved in DECSO Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2017, 10, 925-938, doi:10.5194/amt-10-925-2017.
  • Ding, J., Miyazaki, K., van der A, R.J., Mijling, B., Kurokawa, J., Cho, S., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Zhang, Q., Liu, F., and Levelt, P.F., Intercomparison of NOx emission inventories over East Asia Atm. Chem. Phys., 2017, 17, 10125-10141, doi:doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10125-2017.
  • 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: Jieying Ding