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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3329-3357, 2017
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Model experiment description paper
11 Sep 2017
Historic global biomass burning emissions for CMIP6 (BB4CMIP) based on merging satellite observations with proxies and fire models (1750–2015)
Margreet J. E. van Marle et al.

Data sets

Charcoal records
Global Paleofire Working Group (GPWG)
GFED4s data
Global Fire Emissions Database
Biomass Burning emissions for CMIP6 (v1.2). Version 20161213. Earth System Grid Federation
M. J. E. van Marle, S. Kloster, B. I. Magi, J. R. Marlon, A.-L. Daniau, R. D. Field, A. Arneth, M. Forrest, S. Hantson, N. M. Kehrwald, W. Knorr, G. Lasslop, F. Li, S. Mangeon, C. Yue, J. W. Kaiser, and G. R. van der Werf
Global fire emissions estimates during 1997–2015
G. R. van der Werf, J. T. Randerson, L. Giglio, T. T. van Leeuwen, Y. Chen, B. M. Rogers, M. Mu, M. J. E. van Marle, D. C. Morton, G. J. Collatz, R. J. Yokelson, and P. S. Kasibhatla
Reconstructions of biomass burning from sediment-charcoal records to improve data–model comparisons
J. R. Marlon, R. Kelly, A.-L. Daniau, B. Vannière, M. J. Power, P. Bartlein, P. Higuera, O. Blarquez, S. Brewer, T. Brücher, A. Feurdean, G. G. Romera, V. Iglesias, S. Y. Maezumi, B. Magi, C. J. Courtney Mustaphi, and T. Zhihai
Publications Copernicus
Short summary
Fire emission estimates are a key input dataset for climate models. We have merged satellite information with proxy datasets and fire models to reconstruct fire emissions since 1750 AD. Our dataset indicates that, on a global scale, fire emissions were relatively constant over time. Since roughly 1950, declining emissions from savannas were approximately balanced by increased emissions from tropical deforestation zones.
Fire emission estimates are a key input dataset for climate models. We have merged satellite...