DATASET

Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research, version v4.2 (grid-maps)

Collection: EDGAR : Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research 

Description

Gridmaps of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions

from 1970 till 2008 for all world countries with sector-specific and monthly break-down.

Contact

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

Contributors

  • Greet Janssens-Maenhout
  • Monica Crippa
  • Diego Guizzardi
  • Marilena Muntean
  • Edwin Schaaf

How to cite

Janssens-Maenhout, Greet; Crippa, Monica; Guizzardi, Diego; Muntean, Marilena; Schaaf, Edwin (2011): Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research, version v4.2 (grid-maps). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-edgar-jrc-edgarv42_gridmaps

Keywords

inventory emissions greenhouse gas gridmap

Data access

JRC-EDGARv4.2: emissions grid-maps
URL 
  • Annual gridmaps in txt or netcdf format with sector- and country-specific emissions from 1970-2008

Publications

Publication
Global emission inventories in the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) – Manual (I) I. Gridding: EDGAR emissions distribution on global gridmaps
Janssens-Maenhout G, Pagliari V, Guizzardi D, Muntean M. Global emission inventories in the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) – Manual (I) I. Gridding: EDGAR emissions distribution on global gridmaps. EUR 25785. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2013. JRC78261
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Publication page 
  • Abstract

    The Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research EDGAR, version 4 is managed at a JRC-server and documented with an emipedia website. The final resulting datasets of sector-specific emission inventories for all world countries and the resulting gridmaps have been published for all greenhouse gases and air pollutants and PM10 particulate matter on edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu. These are accompanied so far with a description online, which is then worked out in more detail in the EDGAR Manual series. A first part of the EDGAR Manual series is this report "Gridding: EDGAR emissions distribution on global gridmaps". The report documents all geospatial surrogates that were collected, mainly from publicly available information sources, which were manipulated to arrive to a full set of consistent proxy data with spatial resolution of 0.1degx0.1deg. The set of a hundred proxy datasets are applied to all EDGARv4 emissions yielding the sector-specific global emission gridmaps for all substances. Except for population and the derived urban and rural population proxy datasets, the proxy do not change over time. The population proxy, taken from CIESIN is an important default for the gridding and changes over time, reflecting the migration of people. More in particular the urban population proxy, derived in-house based on a combination of population and urban settlements, the urbanisation process over the past two decades is taken up. All spatial datasets are two-dimensional, covering the globe, except for aviation. The airline distribution occurs with three distinct layers at different heights, in order to cover a minimum third dimension. The other emissions data are upon request split into two height layers, one at stack height, one at ground level, based on the type of activity. The global coverage and geospatial consistency allow to provide a consistent input to the atmospheric chemistry. In particular multipollutant sources are represented as one single point source. The usefulness of these proxy datasets is reflected by the requests for applying it on other emission inventories, such as the UNEP emissions from IIASA or the EMEP emissions at CEIP.

Geographic areas

World

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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WKT
POLYGON((-180 89.9,179.9 89.9,179.9 -90,-180 -90,-180 89.9))
GEO
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Temporal coverage

From date To date
1970-01-01 2008-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2018-12-20
Issued date
2011-11-30
Landing page
http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/overview.php?v=42 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-edgar-jrc-edgarv42_gridmaps
Popularity