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ISLSCP II Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels, Cement, and Gas Flaring

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Data setISLSCP II Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels, Cement, and Gas Flaring
Release date2011-07-01
ProjectISLSCP Initiative II (ISLSCP II)
Time Period1950-01-01 to 1995-12-31


This data set contains decadal (1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 1995) estimates of gridded fossil-fuel emissions, expressed in 1,000 metric tons C per year per one degree latitude by one degree longitude. The CO2 emissions are the summed emissions from fossil-fuel burning, hydraulic cement production and gas flaring. The years 1950 to 1990 were developed and compiled using somewhat different procedures and information than the 1995 data. The national annual estimates (Boden et al., 1996) from 1950 to 1990 were allocated to one degree grid cells based on gridded information on national boundaries and political units, and a 1984 gridded human population map (Andres et al., 1996). For the 1995 data, the population data base developed by Li (1996a) and documented by CDIAC (DB1016: Li, 1996b) was used as proxy to grid the 1995 emission estimates. There is one *.zip data file with this data set at 1.0 degree spatial resolution.


Data set reference document


Andres, R.J., G. Marland, I. Fung, E. Matthews, and A.L. Brenkert. 2011. ISLSCP II Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels, Cement, and Gas Flaring. In Hall, Forrest G., G. Collatz, B. Meeson, S. Los, E. Brown de Colstoun, and D. Landis (eds.). ISLSCP Initiative II Collection. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1021
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ISLSCP Initiative II (ISLSCP II): The International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project

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  • ndp058a.pdf
  • co2_emissions_1deg.pdf
  • 0_co2_emissions_readme.txt
  • 1_co2_emissions_doc.pdf
  • ndp058.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 178.2 KB 1950-01-01 - 1995-12-31

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