What is it about?

In 2005, a report by the public/private partnership North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone (NARSTO) evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of North American air pollution emissions inventories. This paper reviews the eight recommendation areas and briefly discusses what has been addressed, what remains unchanged, and new questions that have arisen.

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Why is it important?

Although progress has been made, many opportunities exist for the scientific agencies, industry, and government agencies to leverage resources and collaborate to continue improving emissions inventories. This paper highlights areas of success in the literature, and some areas that still could use some attention.


If I can remind researchers to engage their government counterparts and vice versa to make sure there's some interoperability between what's gathered in the field and what is needed for the emissions inventories (a difficult conversation! but a useful one!), I think that'd be a good outcome. Not only is cross-collaboration helpful so we're not duplicating effort or siloing results, it's also an excellent way keep funding momentum going.

Dr. Melissa Day

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This page is a summary of: Reflecting on progress since the 2005 NARSTO emissions inventory report, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, June 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2019.1629363.
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