Fire emissions in the Global Wildfire Information System (version 2-3-1)

Collection: CEMS-GWIS : Copernicus Emergency Management System - Global Wildfire Information System 


This dataset series refers to the information on fire emissions provided by the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS). ▷_How to cite: see below_◁  

Fire emissions information is a selection of fire emissions species presented in GWIS to allow compatibility with the emissions estimates provided in the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). Available fire emissions species are black carbon; methane; carbon dioxide; carbon monoxide; solfur dioxide; nitogen oxides; organic carbon; particulate matter; non-methane hydro-carbon; and total carbon in aerosols.

__How to cite__ - When using these data, please cite the relevant data sources. A suggested citation is included in the following:       

- San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Houston Durrant, T., Boca, R., Libertà, G., Branco, A., de Rigo, D., Ferrari, D., Maianti, P., Artés Vivancos, T., Schulte, E., Loffler, P., Benchikha, A., Abbas, M., Humer, F., Konstantinov, V., Pešut, I., Petkoviček, S., Papageorgiou, K., Toumasis, I., Kütt, V., Kõiv, K., Ruuska, R., Anastasov, T., Timovska, M., Michaut, P., Joannelle, P., Lachmann, M., Pavlidou, K., Debreceni, P., Nagy, D., Nugent, C., Di Fonzo, M., Leisavnieks, E., Jaunķiķis, Z., Mitri, G., Repšienė, S., Assali, F., Mharzi Alaoui, H., Botnen, D., Piwnicki, J., Szczygieł, R., Janeira, M., Borges, A., Sbirnea, R., Mara, S., Eritsov, A., Longauerová, V., Jakša, J., Enriquez, E., Lopez, A., Sandahl, L., Reinhard, M., Conedera, M., Pezzatti, B., Dursun, K. T., Baltaci, U., Moffat, A., 2017. Forest fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2016. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. ISBN:978-92-79-71292-0,       

- Goldammer, J. G., Mangeon, S., Keywood, M., Kaiser, J. W., de Groot, W. J., Gunawan, D., Gan, C., Field, R., Sofiev, M., Baklanov, A., 2018. Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning and Advisory System (VFSP-WAS): concept note and expert recommendations. Vol. 235 of GAW Report series. World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.       

- Monteiro, A., Corti, P., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Miranda, A. I., Borrego, C., 2014. The EFFIS forest fire atmospheric emission model: application to a major fire event in Portugal. Atmospheric Environment 84, 355-362.      


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How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2018): Fire emissions in the Global Wildfire Information System (version 2-3-1). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


Copernicus Copernicus Emergency Management Service Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) Modelled family of quantities: Fire emissions

Data access

[VIEW] [WMS] GWIS View Service
  • GWIS view service for thematic typologies of data related to global wildfires (including fire danger; active fires; fire emissions).

[Download] Data Download Service
  • Data download service for thematic typologies of data related to global wildfires (including fire danger; active fires; fire emissions).

Spatial coverage

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POLYGON ((-180 90, 180 90, 180 -90, -180 -90, -180 90))

Temporal coverage

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2015-01-01 N/A

Lineage information

Fire emissions information in GWIS is provided by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) operated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF). Further information on fire emissions presented in GWIS is available at .

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