Satellite-derived fire emission estimates based on GOME-2 HCHO (2007-2012)

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The figure below shows fire VOC emission estimates in 2007 obtained from the GFED3 inventory (van der Werf et al. 2010) and from the GOME-2 based product (units are in TgC/yr)fire emission map

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Monthly carbon emissions from fires


About the data

Using global satellite columns of HCHO retrieved from the GOME-2/MetOp-A sensor (De Smedt et al. 2012) over 2007-2012 as constraints in the IMAGESv2 chemistry-transport model (cf. Stavrakou et al. 2013 for details on the model), we derive satellite-based estimates of fire emissions on a monthly basis. These emissions are available via the GlobEmission ESA project website on 0.5° resolution.


Additional information



Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, K-F. Boersma, R.J. van der A, J. Kurokawa, T. Ohara, and Q. Zhang, Key chemical NOx sink uncertainties and how they influence top-down emissions of nitrogen oxides, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13, 9057-9082, 2013. [Abstract] [pdf] [Supplement] [Interactive Discussion]

De Smedt, I., M. Van Roozendael, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, C. Lerot, N. Theys, P. Valks, N. Hao, and R. van der A, Improved retrieval of global tropospheric formaldehyde columns from GOME-2/MetOp-A addressing noise reduction and instrumental degradation issues, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5,  2933-2949, 2012. [Abstract] [pdf]

van der Werf, G. R., Randerson, J. T., Giglio, L., Collatz, G. J., Mu, M., Kasibhatla, P. S., Morton, D. C., DeFries, R. S., Jin, Y., and van Leeuwen, T. T.: Global fire emissions and the contribution of deforestation, savanna, forest, agricultural, and peat fires (1997–2009), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 11707-11735, doi:10.5194/acp-10-11707-2010, 2010. [pdf]