DATASET

EDGAR v8.1 Global Mercury Emissions

Collection: EDGAR : Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research 

Description

EDGARv8.1 provides emissions not only for the greenhouse gases and air pollutants per sector and country but also for toxic pollutants such as mercury.

EDGARv8.1_toxHg includes:

Total mercury (Hg)and mercury species Elemental mercury (Hg0; Hg_G) Gaseous oxidised mercury (Hg2+; Hg_D) Particle-bound mercury (Hg-P; Hg_P) Emissions from large scale biomass burning with Savannah burning, forest fires, and sources and sinks from land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) are excluded.

For the energy related sectors the activity data are primarily based on IEA data from IEA (2022) World Energy Balances, (www.iea.org), all rights reserved, as modified by Joint Research Centre, European Commission, whereas the activity data for the agricultural sectors originate primarily from FAO (2022) (https://www.fao.org/faostat). United States Geological Survey (USGS), UNFCCC and World Steel Association (worldsteel) recent statistics are also used for activity data. The Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector was updated based on information from country reports and scientific literature. Additional information can be found in Muntean et al. (2024, in preparation).

Compared to the previous EDGAR version, v4.tox2, the following major updates have been included:

Update of activity data up to 2022 Updates of technology penetration and abatement measures for power plant New spatial proxies as described in Crippa et al. (2024)

Contact

Email
jrc-edgar (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • Marilena Muntean
  • Monica Crippa
  • Diego Guizzardi
  • Federico Pagani
  • William Becker
  • Manjola Banja
  • Edwin Schaaf
  • Andrea Simonati

How to cite

Muntean, Marilena; Crippa, Monica; Guizzardi, Diego; Pagani, Federico; Becker, William; Banja, Manjola; Schaaf, Edwin; Simonati, Andrea (2024): EDGAR v8.1 Global Mercury Emissions. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/83b507d7-5218-4dc5-95f9-0ec36f073204

Keywords

global inventory monthly mercury emissions

Data access

EDGAR v8.1_TOX: Mercury emissions gridmaps
URL 
EDGAR v8.1_AP: Mercury emissions time series
URL 

Geographic areas

World

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GML
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WKT
POLYGON ((-180 90, 180 90, 180 -90, -180 -90, -180 90))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
1970-01-01 2022-01-01

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2024-06-03
Modified date
2024-06-05
Issued date
2024-01-01
Landing page
https://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/dataset_tox81 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/83b507d7-5218-4dc5-95f9-0ec36f073204
Popularity