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Title: EDGARv4.tox1 Emission Maps


The EDGARv4.tox1 is part of the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), which provides time-series of man-made emissions of greenhouse gases and short-lived atmospheric pollutants. The EDGARv4.tox1 contains emissions of total mercury and of the following mercury species: gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) (Hg0), gaseous oxidised mercury (GOM) (Hg2 +) and particle bound mercury (PBM) (Hg-P). This is an independent global mercury emissions inventory consistent across all world countries, which includes emissions from all key mercury emitting sources. Given the local-scale impacts of mercury, the emissions are gridded on 0.1 × 0.1 degree resolution maps using detailed proxy data.

Monica Crippa
Diego Guizzardi
Marilena Muntean
Edwin Schaaf
How to cite
Muntean, Marilena; Crippa, Monica; Guizzardi, Diego; Muntean, Marilena; Schaaf, Edwin (2014):  EDGARv4.tox1 Emission Maps. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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  • EDGAR V4.tox1 Emission Maps NetCDF

    In the EDGARv4.tox1, mercury emissions are disaggregated by sector and gridded emission data files are provided in two formats: netCDF (in kg/m2/s) and .txt (in t/cell). The EDGARv4.tox1 contains 0.10x0.10 emission gridmaps of total mercury and mercury species from 1970-2008. The emissions of total mercury (Hg), gaseous elemental mercury (Hg_G), gaseous oxidized mercury (Hg_D) and particle...


  • publication Trend analysis from 1970 to 2008 and model evaluation of EDGARv4 global gridded anthropogenic mercury emissions

    Muntean M, Janssens-Maenhout G, Song S, Selin N, Olivier J, Guizzardi D, Maas R, Dentener F. Trend analysis from 1970 to 2008 and model evaluation of EDGARv4 global gridded anthropogenic mercury emissions. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 494-495; 2014. p. 337-350. JRC84753


Additional information
Last modified 2014-02-28
Issue date 2014-02-28
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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