Articles | Volume 10, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3329–3357, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3329-2017

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3329–3357, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3329-2017

Model experiment description paper 11 Sep 2017

Model experiment description paper | 11 Sep 2017

Historic global biomass burning emissions for CMIP6 (BB4CMIP) based on merging satellite observations with proxies and fire models (1750–2015)

Margreet J. E. van Marle et al.

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Fire emission estimates are a key input dataset for climate models. We have merged satellite information with proxy datasets and fire models to reconstruct fire emissions since 1750 AD. Our dataset indicates that, on a global scale, fire emissions were relatively constant over time. Since roughly 1950, declining emissions from savannas were approximately balanced by increased emissions from tropical deforestation zones.