Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 687–703, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-687-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 687–703, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-687-2019

  17 May 2019

17 May 2019

A global map of emission clumps for future monitoring of fossil fuel CO2 emissions from space

Yilong Wang et al.

Data sets

ODIAC Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions Dataset Tomohiro Oda and Shamil Maksyutov https://doi.org/10.17595/20170411.001

A global map of emission clumps for future monitoring of fossil fuel CO2 emissions from space Y. Wang, P. Ciais, G. Broquet, F.-M. Bréon, T. Oda, F. Lespinas, Y. Meijer, A. Loescher, G. Janssens‑Maenhout, B. Zheng, H. Xu, S. Tao, D. Santaren, and Y. Su https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7217726.v1

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Short summary
We address the question of the global characterization of fossil fuel CO2 emission hotspots that may cause coherent XCO2 plumes in space-borne CO2 images, based on the ODIAC global high-resolution 1 km fossil fuel emission data product. For space imagery with 0.5 ppm precision for a single XCO2 measurement, a total of 11 314 hotspots are identified, covering 72 % of the global emissions. These hotspots define the targets for the purpose of monitoring fossil fuel CO2 emissions from space.