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.

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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.