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Title: EDGARv4.2 Emission Maps


The ‘Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research version 4.2’, is a product of the Joint Research Centre and the PBL Netherlands Assessment Agency, referred to as EDGAR 4.2 and contains global emission inventories for greenhouse gases and air pollutants. These emissions are calculated as total by country and sector for the 1970-2008 period, and distributed on the grid using proxy data. The global emissions for all countries are spatially allocated on 0.1x0.1, 0.5x0.5 and 1x1 degree resolution grids over the globe. The standard sources are defined using the IPCC source categories and codes developed by the IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (Reporting guidelines in the revised 1996 IPCC guidelines). The first number identifies the main source sector: 1.Energy (including biofuel combustion and gas leakage, venting and flaring); 2.Industrial processes (nonfuel combustion sources, incl. F-gas use); 3.Solvents and other product use; 4.Agriculture (including savannah ...

Greet Janssens-Maenhout
How to cite
Janssens-Maenhout, Greet (2011):  EDGARv4.2 Emission Maps. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Data access

  • EDGARv4.2 Emission Maps NetCDF

    The global emissions in the EDGAR v4.2 are calculated for each compound on an annual basis for each sector using: the country-specific activity data (AD), the mix of technologies (TECH), the abatement percentage (EoP), and the country-specific emission factor (EF). These parameters are included in the calculations based on evaluation of scientific literature, inventory guidance, inventory...

Additional information
Issue date 2011-12-31
Landing page
Geographic area World
Temporal coverage

From: 1970-01-01 – To: 2008-12-31

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT

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