Global sulfur dioxide emissions and the driving forces.

  title={Global sulfur dioxide emissions and the driving forces.},
  author={Qirui Zhong and Huizhong Shen and Xiao Yun and Yilin Chen and Yuang Ren and Haoran Xu and Guofeng Shen and Wei Du and Jing Meng and Wei Li and Jianmin Ma and Shu Tao},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
The presence of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the air is a global concern because of its severe environmental and public health impacts. Recent evidence from satellite observations shows fast changes in the spatial distribution of global SO2 emissions, but such features are generally missing in global emission inventories that use a bottom-up method due to the lack of up-to-date information, especially in developing countries. Here, we rely on the latest data available on emission activities, control… 

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