Emissions over Asia

  • Anthropogenic VOC emissions over China for June-July-August 2007-2012 are available at 0.25x0.25 degree resolution in NetCdf file format.
  • Emissions are derived from source inversion using the adjojnt of the IMAGESv2 global chemistry-transport model (Stavrakou et al., 2009) constrained by tropospheric HCHO column densities from the GOME-2 satellite instrument (De Smedt et al. 2012). HCHO data are publicly available at the TEMIS website.
  • The algorithm is described in the Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document (cf. Section 4.1).
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  satellite data at TEMIS 


Total anthropogenic VOC emission estimates
2007   ( May | Jun | Jul )
2008   ( May | Jun | Jul )
2009   ( May | Jun | Jul )
2010   ( May | Jun | Jul )
2011   ( May | Jun | Jul )


Short description of the dataset

Summary OMI-based anthropogeninc NMVOC emissions over China (in Tg NMVOC per year)


Anthropogenic VOC emissions over China
( 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 )  


  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, K. F. Boersma, R.J. van der A, J. Kurokawa, T. Ohara, and Q. Zhang, Key chemical NOx sink uncertainties and how they influence top-down emissions of nitrogen oxides, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13, 9057-9082, 2013 [pdf] [Supplement] [Interactive Discussion]
  • De Smedt, I., M. Van Roozendael, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Muller, C. Lerot, N. Theys, P. Valks, N. Hao, and R. van der A, Improved retrieval of global tropospheric formaldehyde columns from GOME-2/MetOp-A addressing noise reduction and instrumental degradation issues, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 2933-2949, 2012 [pdf]
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Muller, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, G. van der Werf, L. Giglio, and A. Guenther, Global emissions of non-methane hydrocarbons deduced from SCIAMACHY formaldehyde columns through 2003-2006, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3663-3679, 2009. [pdf]
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Muller, I. De Smedt, M. van Roozendael, G. van der Werf., L. Giglio, and A. Guenther, Evaluating the performance of pyrogenic and biogenic emission inventories against one decade of space-based formaldehyde columns, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 1037-1060, 2009. [pdf]
  • Muller, J.-F., and T. Stavrakou, Inversion of CO and NOx emissions using the adjoint of the IMAGES model, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1157-1186, 2005. [pdf]

Data provider

Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) via the GlobEmission ESA website (http://www.globemission.eu)


  • T. Stavrakou : jenny@aeronomie.be, tel. : +-32(0)
  • M. Bauwens : maiteb@aeronomie.be, tel. : +32-(0)