Author Correction: Global and regional trends of atmospheric sulfur (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (953), 10.1038/s41598-018-37304-0)

Wenche Aas, Augustin Mortier, Van Bowersox, Ribu Cherian, Greg Faluvegi, Hilde Fagerli, Jenny Hand, Zbigniew Klimont, Corinne Galy-Lacaux, Christopher M.B. Lehmann, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Gunnar Myhre, Dirk Olivié, Keiichi Sato, Johannes Quaas, P. S.P. Rao, Michael Schulz, Drew Shindell, Ragnhild B. Skeie, Ariel SteinToshihiko Takemura, Svetlana Tsyro, Robert Vet, Xiaobin Xu

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This Article contains a repeated typographical error, where the wrong unit has been used for the emissions of sulfur. In this Article, the unit “TgS” has been used instead of the correct unit “TgSOx (as SO2)” or “TgSO2” for simplification. As such, in the “Results and Discussions” section: “Globally the SO2 emissions were reduced by 55 TgS (31%) from 1990 to 2015. Individual regions have had different contributions to the global emission budget throughout this period (see Fig. 1) as also documented in other studies1,14,21,25,37. The largest decrease in global SO2 emissions occurred in the first decade, from 1990–2000 and was mainly due to a large reductions in Europe (−42 TgS/−54%). There was a smaller decrease in North America (−7 TgS/−21%) during this time, and an increase in East Asia (+10 TgS/32%). In comparison, in the following period 2000–2015, emissions in Europe and the US decreased by a similar total amount (−14 and −13 TgS) or in relative terms, respectively by −40% and −50%. In Eastern Asia, there was an increase of the emissions up to 2005 by more than +20 TgS (70%), while in the last ten years from 2005 to 2015 there has been a reduction, we have used emission inventories with a decrease of −6 TgS (−13%). For the whole 25 year period from 1990 to 2015, India’s emissions increased from 4.5 to 15 TgS, while in Africa only small changes occurred, +1 TgS (8%).” should read: “Globally the SO2 emissions were reduced by 55 TgSO2 (31%) from 1990 to 2015. Individual regions have had different contributions to the global emission budget throughout this period (see Fig. 1) as also documented in other studies1,14,21,25,37. The largest decrease in global SO2 emissions occurred in the first decade, from 1990–2000 and was mainly due to a large reductions in Europe (−42 TgSO2/−54%). There was a smaller decrease in North America (−7 TgSO2/−21%) during this time, and an increase in East Asia (+10 TgSO2/32%). In comparison, in the following period 2000–2015, emissions in Europe and the US decreased by a similar total amount (−14 and −13 TgSO2) or in relative terms, respectively by −40% and −50%. In Eastern Asia, there was an increase of the emissions up to 2005 by more than +20 TgSO2 (70%), while in the last ten years from 2005 to 2015 there has been a reduction, we have used emission inventories with a decrease of −6 TgSO2 (−13%). For the whole 25 year period from 1990 to 2015, India’s emissions increased from 4.5 to 15 TgSO2, while in Africa only small changes occurred, +1 TgSO2 (8%).” Additionally, “To illustrate the difference between the emissions used by the models in this study and the most recent estimates for the last ten year period in East Asia, the new inventories are included in Fig. 1, showing a decrease of −18 TgS (−34%) between 2005–201518,20; (shown as ‘Alternative emissions’).” should read:“To illustrate the difference between the emissions used by the models in this study and the most recent estimates for the last ten year period in East Asia, the new inventories are included in Fig. 1, showing a decrease of −18 TgSO2 (−34%) between 2005–201518,20; (shown as ‘Alternative emissions’).” Finally, the incorrect unit is also displayed in Figure 1 and Figure S3. The correct Figures 1 and Figure S3 are displayed as Figures 1 and 2 below.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5675
JournalScientific reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020

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    Aas, W., Mortier, A., Bowersox, V., Cherian, R., Faluvegi, G., Fagerli, H., Hand, J., Klimont, Z., Galy-Lacaux, C., Lehmann, C. M. B., Myhre, C. L., Myhre, G., Olivié, D., Sato, K., Quaas, J., Rao, P. S. P., Schulz, M., Shindell, D., Skeie, R. B., ... Xu, X. (2020). Author Correction: Global and regional trends of atmospheric sulfur (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (953), 10.1038/s41598-018-37304-0). Scientific reports, 10(1), [5675]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62441-w