Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1607–1620, 2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1607–1620, 2017

Development and technical paper 18 Apr 2017

Development and technical paper | 18 Apr 2017

Development of a new gas-flaring emission dataset for southern West Africa

Konrad Deetz and Bernhard Vogel

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A new gas flaring emission data set for CO, CO2, NO, NO2 and SO2 has been developed, which combines remote sensing observations with combustion equations. The physically based parameterization can easily be applied to different research domains, e.g., to provide flaring emission datasets for chemistry models. Within the project DACCIWA, we have derived a flaring data set for southern West Africa and compared the results to pre-existing emission inventories.