Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 697–720, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-697-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 697–720, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-697-2017
 
12 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017

Global fire emissions estimates during 1997–2016

Guido R. van der Werf et al.

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Fires occur in many vegetation types and are sometimes natural but often ignited by humans for various purposes. We have estimated how much area they burn globally and what their emissions are. Total burned area is roughly equivalent to the size of the EU with most fires burning in tropical savannas. Their emissions vary substantially from year to year and contribute to the atmospheric burdens of many trace gases and aerosols. The 20-year dataset is mostly suited for large-scale assessments.