Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2141–2156, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-2141-2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2141–2156, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-2141-2017

Model description paper 06 Jun 2017

Model description paper | 06 Jun 2017

A global wetland methane emissions and uncertainty dataset for atmospheric chemical transport models (WetCHARTs version 1.0)

A. Anthony Bloom et al.

Data sets

CMS: Global 0.5-deg Wetland Methane Emissions and Uncertainty (WetCHARTs v1.0) A. A. Bloom, K. Bowman, M. Lee, A. J. Turner, R. Schroeder, J. R. Worden, R. J. Weidner, K. C. McDonald, and D. J. Jacob https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1502

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Wetland emissions are a principal source of uncertainty in the global atmospheric methane budget due to poor knowledge of wetland processes. We construct a wetland methane emission and uncertainty dataset for use in global atmospheric methane models. Our wetland model ensemble is based on static wetland maps, satellite-derived inundation and carbon cycle models. The ensemble performs favourably against regional flux estimates and atmospheric methane measurements relative to previous studies.