Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Data description paper
28 Nov 2023
Data description paper |  | 28 Nov 2023

Multi-decadal trends and variability in burned area from the fifth version of the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED5)

Yang Chen, Joanne Hall, Dave van Wees, Niels Andela, Stijn Hantson, Louis Giglio, Guido R. van der Werf, Douglas C. Morton, and James T. Randerson


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2023-182', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2023-182', Johannes Kaiser, 18 Aug 2023
  • AC1: 'Responses to Reviewer Comments on essd-2023-182', Yang Chen, 25 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yang Chen on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (18 Oct 2023) by Jia Yang
AR by Yang Chen on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2023)
Short summary
Using multiple sets of remotely sensed data, we created a dataset of monthly global burned area from 1997 to 2020. The estimated annual global burned area is 774 million hectares, significantly higher than previous estimates. Burned area declined by 1.21% per year due to extensive fire loss in savanna, grassland, and cropland ecosystems. This study enhances our understanding of the impact of fire on the carbon cycle and climate system, and may improve the predictions of future fire changes.
Final-revised paper