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


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.



Monthly carbon emissions from fires



The development of this dataset was made possible by the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) through the GlobEmission project (2011-2016): Visit the web portal of the GlobEmission project for more information.



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