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We use the OMI-QA4ECV-v1.1 NO2 tropospheric columns over the 10-year 2008–2017 period to confront satellite-based trends in NO2 concentrations to those from the state-of-the-art regional chemistry-transport model CHIMERE and to evaluate the bottom-up anthropogenic and biogenic NOx emissions in Europe. A focus is made for the 30 most populated urban areas in Europe. Over urban areas in Western Europe, except for coastal cities, OMI confirms the drop in the simulated CHIMERE NO2 tropospheric columns based on the latest country emission official reporting. OMI hardly shows significant negative trends over Central and Eastern Europe urban areas. Increasing biogenic emissions helps reconciling CHIMERE and OMI trends over urban areas in Central Europe and over rural areas, confirming the importance of accounting for non-anthropogenic emissions to assess long-term trends. Over Eastern Europe, our results question emission reductions estimated for particular sectors and in particular the road transport, public power, and industrial emissions.
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- 1 Finished
1/02/18 → 31/07/22
Project: EU research project