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Title: EDGARv4.tox2 Emission Maps


The EDGARv4.tox2 is part of the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), which provides time-series of man-made emissions of greenhouse gases, air pollutants and toxic pollutants. The EDGARv4.tox2 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.

Marilena Muntean
Monica Crippa
Diego Guizzardi
Edwin Schaaf
Greet Janssens-Maenhout
How to cite
Muntean, Marilena; Crippa, Monica; Guizzardi, Diego; Schaaf, Edwin; Janssens-Maenhout, Greet (2018):  EDGARv4.tox2 Emission Maps. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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  • EDGAR V4.tox2 Emission Maps NetCDF

    In the EDGARv4.tox2, 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.tox2 contains 0.1x0.1 emission gridmaps of total mercury and mercury species from 1970-2012. The emissions of total mercury (Hg), gaseous elemental mercury (Hg_G), gaseous oxidized mercury (Hg_D) and particle bound...


  • publication Evaluating EDGARv4.tox2 speciated mercury emissions ex-post scenarios and their impacts on modelled global and regional wet deposition patterns

    Muntean, M., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Song, S., Giang, A., Selin, N., Zhong, H., Zhao, Y., Olivier, J., Guizzardi, D., Crippa, M., Schaaf, E. and Dentener, F., Evaluating EDGARv4.tox2 speciated mercury emissions ex-post scenarios and their impacts on modelled global and regional wet deposition patterns, ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, ISSN 1352-2310, 184, 2018, p. 56-68, JRC105323.


Additional information
Last modified 2018-04-10
Issue date 2018-04-10
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Geographic area World
Temporal coverage

From: 1970-01-01 – To: 2012-12-31

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

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