Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Development and technical paper
08 Nov 2019
Development and technical paper |  | 08 Nov 2019

Modelling biomass burning emissions and the effect of spatial resolution: a case study for Africa based on the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED)

Dave van Wees and Guido R. van der Werf

Data sets

GFED4 data Global Fire Emissions Database

Short summary
For this paper, a novel high spatial-resolution fire emission model based on the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED) modelling framework was developed and compared to a coarser-resolution version of the same model. Our findings highlight the importance of fine spatial resolution when modelling global-scale fire emissions, especially considering the comparison of model pixels to individual field measurements and the model representation of heterogeneity in the landscape.