Surface emissions for atmospheric chemistry and air quality modelling
Surface emissions for atmospheric chemistry and air quality modelling
Editor(s): Nellie Elguindi, Mauricio Osses, Ge Peng, and Yuyu Zhou
This ESSD special issue addresses a need in the atmospheric chemistry and air quality modelling community for improved, detailed state-of-the-art, and high-resolution global and regional surface emission inventories. Surface emissions are used as input in chemistry transport models (CTMs) for air quality modelling, as well as in chemistry climate models which simulate atmospheric chemistry interactions and feedbacks (e.g. radiative direct and non-direct effects). Up-to-date and accurate estimates of these emissions, including as much spatial and temporal detail as possible, are necessary to drive these model simulations which are the basis for climate change assessment and mitigation strategies.

This initiative arises out of several concerted efforts within the atmospheric chemistry community to bring together such datasets. For example, CAMS_81, a funded project of the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service, is responsible for providing consistent and up-to-date global and regional emissions datasets that are used by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast's chemical forecasting models and by many other CTMs within the CAMS systems. All contributions of original and openly available anthropogenic and natural surface emission datasets which support and promote research aimed towards understanding their impact on air quality and climate are welcome. Submissions are also encouraged from emission datasets that are constructed using alternative methods such as inverse modelling of satellite-derived atmospheric chemical concentrations. For the review process, contributors are encouraged to submit a representative subset of their data product for referees to browse their data without downloading the entire dataset. If possible, for consistency we ask that this data subset focus on the season DJF 2014/2015, although it is not a requirement.

Authors are invited to submit their data set(s) to the ECCAD (Emissions of atmospheric Compounds and Compilation of Ancillary Data) data repository (

The development of the CAMS datasets included in this special issue has been funded by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, which is operated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Commission as part of the Copernicus programme (

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28 Mar 2022
High-resolution spatial-distribution maps of road transport exhaust emissions in Chile, 1990–2020
Mauricio Osses, Néstor Rojas, Cecilia Ibarra, Víctor Valdebenito, Ignacio Laengle, Nicolás Pantoja, Darío Osses, Kevin Basoa, Sebastián Tolvett, Nicolás Huneeus, Laura Gallardo, and Benjamín Gómez
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1359–1376,,, 2022
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07 Feb 2022
CAMS-REG-v4: a state-of-the-art high-resolution European emission inventory for air quality modelling
Jeroen Kuenen, Stijn Dellaert, Antoon Visschedijk, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, Ingrid Super, and Hugo Denier van der Gon
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 491–515,,, 2022
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31 Jan 2022
High-resolution inventory of atmospheric emissions from transport, industrial, energy, mining and residential activities in Chile
Nicolás Álamos, Nicolás Huneeus, Mariel Opazo, Mauricio Osses, Sebastián Puja, Nicolás Pantoja, Hugo Denier van der Gon, Alejandra Schueftan, René Reyes, and Rubén Calvo
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 361–379,,, 2022
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27 Jan 2022
PAPILA dataset: a regional emission inventory of reactive gases for South America based on the combination of local and global information
Paula Castesana, Melisa Diaz Resquin, Nicolás Huneeus, Enrique Puliafito, Sabine Darras, Darío Gómez, Claire Granier, Mauricio Osses Alvarado, Néstor Rojas, and Laura Dawidowski
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 271–293,,, 2022
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26 Jan 2022
High-resolution biogenic global emission inventory for the time period 2000–2019 for air quality modelling
Katerina Sindelarova, Jana Markova, David Simpson, Peter Huszar, Jan Karlicky, Sabine Darras, and Claire Granier
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 251–270,,, 2022
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29 Oct 2021
High-resolution seasonal and decadal inventory of anthropogenic gas-phase and particle emissions for Argentina
S. Enrique Puliafito, Tomás R. Bolaño-Ortiz, Rafael P. Fernandez, Lucas L. Berná, Romina M. Pascual-Flores, Josefina Urquiza, Ana I. López-Noreña, and María F. Tames
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5027–5069,,, 2021
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26 Aug 2021
Changes in global air pollutant emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic: a dataset for atmospheric modeling
Thierno Doumbia, Claire Granier, Nellie Elguindi, Idir Bouarar, Sabine Darras, Guy Brasseur, Benjamin Gaubert, Yiming Liu, Xiaoqin Shi, Trissevgeni Stavrakou, Simone Tilmes, Forrest Lacey, Adrien Deroubaix, and Tao Wang
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4191–4206,,, 2021
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29 Jul 2021
African anthropogenic emissions inventory for gases and particles from 1990 to 2015
Sekou Keita, Catherine Liousse, Eric-Michel Assamoi, Thierno Doumbia, Evelyne Touré N'Datchoh, Sylvain Gnamien, Nellie Elguindi, Claire Granier, and Véronique Yoboué
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3691–3705,,, 2021
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17 Jun 2021
Changes in China's anthropogenic emissions and air quality during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020
Bo Zheng, Qiang Zhang, Guannan Geng, Cuihong Chen, Qinren Shi, Mengshi Cui, Yu Lei, and Kebin He
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2895–2907,,, 2021
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18 May 2021
Monthly resolved modelled oceanic emissions of carbonyl sulphide and carbon disulphide for the period 2000–2019
Sinikka T. Lennartz, Michael Gauss, Marc von Hobe, and Christa A. Marandino
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2095–2110,,, 2021
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22 Mar 2021
Synoptic analysis of a decade of daily measurements of SO2 emission in the troposphere from volcanoes of the global ground-based Network for Observation of Volcanic and Atmospheric Change
Santiago Arellano, Bo Galle, Fredy Apaza, Geoffroy Avard, Charlotte Barrington, Nicole Bobrowski, Claudia Bucarey, Viviana Burbano, Mike Burton, Zoraida Chacón, Gustavo Chigna, Christian Joseph Clarito, Vladimir Conde, Fidel Costa, Maarten De Moor, Hugo Delgado-Granados, Andrea Di Muro, Deborah Fernandez, Gustavo Garzón, Hendra Gunawan, Nia Haerani, Thor H. Hansteen, Silvana Hidalgo, Salvatore Inguaggiato, Mattias Johansson, Christoph Kern, Manne Kihlman, Philippe Kowalski, Pablo Masias, Francisco Montalvo, Joakim Möller, Ulrich Platt, Claudia Rivera, Armando Saballos, Giuseppe Salerno, Benoit Taisne, Freddy Vásconez, Gabriela Velásquez, Fabio Vita, and Mathieu Yalire
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1167–1188,,, 2021
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15 Mar 2021
A comparative study of anthropogenic CH4 emissions over China based on the ensembles of bottom-up inventories
Xiaohui Lin, Wen Zhang, Monica Crippa, Shushi Peng, Pengfei Han, Ning Zeng, Lijun Yu, and Guocheng Wang
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1073–1088,,, 2021
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12 Feb 2021
Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service TEMPOral profiles (CAMS-TEMPO): global and European emission temporal profile maps for atmospheric chemistry modelling
Marc Guevara, Oriol Jorba, Carles Tena, Hugo Denier van der Gon, Jeroen Kuenen, Nellie Elguindi, Sabine Darras, Claire Granier, and Carlos Pérez García-Pando
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 367–404,,, 2021
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