Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
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, Guido R. van der Werf, James T. Randerson, Brendan M. Rogers, Yang Chen, Sander Veraverbeke, Louis Giglio, and Douglas C. Morton


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 | EF: Editorial file upload
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
AR by Dave van Wees on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2022)  Manuscript 
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.