Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8411–8437, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8411–8437, 2022
Model description paper
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21 Nov 2022
Model description paper  | Highlight paper | 21 Nov 2022

Global biomass burning fuel consumption and emissions at 500 m spatial resolution based on the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED)

Dave van Wees et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-132', Juan Antonio Añel, 16 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Dave van Wees, 22 Jun 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-132', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-132', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Oct 2022
  • AC2: 'Response to reviewers and executive editor', Dave van Wees, 19 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Dave van Wees on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Oct 2022) by Jason Williams
Executive editor
Fire is a pervasive feature of the Earth system, and a cause of significant carbon emissions. This manuscript presents a higher resolution fire emissions data set than previously available, thereby providing a valuable resource to the scientific community.
Short summary
We present a global fire emission model based on the GFED model framework with a spatial resolution of 500 m. The higher resolution allowed for a more detailed representation of spatial heterogeneity in fuels and emissions. Specific modules were developed to model, for example, emissions from fire-related forest loss and belowground burning. Results from the 500 m model were compared to GFED4s, showing that global emissions were relatively similar but that spatial differences were substantial.