Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3691–3705, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3691-2021

Special issue: Surface emissions for atmospheric chemistry and air quality...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3691–3705, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3691-2021

Data description paper 29 Jul 2021

Data description paper | 29 Jul 2021

African anthropogenic emissions inventory for gases and particles from 1990 to 2015

Sekou Keita et al.

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This inventory fills the gap in African regional inventories, providing biofuel and fossil fuel emissions that take into account African specificities. It could be used for air quality modeling. We show that all pollutant emissions are globally increasing during the period 1990–2015. Also, West Africa and East Africa emissions are largely due to domestic fire and traffic activities, while southern Africa and northern Africa emissions are largely due to industrial and power plant sources.