Satellite-derived fire emission estimates based on OMI HCHO (2005-2014)

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The figure below shows fire emission estimates averaged over the period 2005-2014 for the a priori GFED4s inventory and for the satellite-derived product (units are in TgC/yr)

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About the data

Using global satellite columns of HCHO retrieved from the OMI sensor (De Smedt et al. 2015) over 2005-2014 as constraints in the IMAGESv2 chemistry-transport model (Stavrakou et al. 2015), we derive satellite-based estimates of fire VOC emissions on a monthly basis.

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These emissions are here available in NetCDF format in 0.5x0.5° resolution

 

Additional information

The table below shows the interannual variation for the OMI-based isoprene emssions over 9 big regions.

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Dataset citation

Bauwens, M., Stavrakou, T., Müller, J.-F., De Smedt, I., Van Roozendael, M., van der Werf,, G. R., Wiedinmyer, C., Kaiser, J., Sindelarova, K., and Guenther, A.: Nine years of global hydrocarbon emissions based on source inversion of OMI formaldehyde observations, accepted in Atmos. Chem. Phys., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-221, 2016 [Abstract][pdf][Supplement].

 

References

Bauwens, M., Stavrakou, T., Müller, J.-F., De Smedt, I., Van Roozendael, M., van der Werf,, G. R., Wiedinmyer, C., Kaiser, J., Sindelarova, K., and Guenther, A.: Nine years of global hydrocarbon emissions based on source inversion of OMI formaldehyde observations, accepted in Atmos. Chem. Phys., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-221, 2016 [Abstract][pdf][Supplement].

Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Bauwens, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, M. De Mazière, C. Vigouroux, F. Hendrick, M. George, C. Clearbaux, P.-F. Coheur, and A. Guenther, How consistent are top-down hydrocarbon emissions based on formaldehyde observations from GOME-2 and OMI? Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12007-12067, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-12007-2015, 2015. [Discussion][pdf]

De Smedt, I., T. Stavrakou, F. Hendrick, T. Danckaert, T. Vlemmix, G. Pinardi, N. Theys, C. Lerot, C. Gilelen, C. Vigouroux, C. Hermans, C. Fayt, J. P. Veefkind, J.-F. Müller, and M. Van Roozendael, Diurnal, seasonal, and long-term variation of global formaldehyde columns inferred from combined OMI and GOME-2 observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15,  12519-12545, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12519-2015, 2015. [Discussion][pdf]