Traffic restrictions associated with the Sino-African summit: Reductions of NOx detected from space
Article first published online: 28 APR 2007
Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 34, Issue 8, April 2007
How to Cite
2007), Traffic restrictions associated with the Sino-African summit: Reductions of NOx detected from space, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L08814, doi:10.1029/2007GL029326., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 27 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Received: 11 JAN 2007
- Ozone Monitoring Instrument;
- traffic restrictions;
- NOX emissions
 Aggressive measures were instituted by the Beijing municipal authorities to restrict vehicular traffic in the Chinese capital during the recent Sino-African Summit. We show that reductions in associated emissions of NOx were detected by the Dutch-Finnish Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) aboard the Aura satellite. Interpretation of these data using a 3-dimensional chemical transport model indicates that emissions of NOx were reduced by 40% over the period of November 4 to 6, 2006, for which the restrictions were in place.