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Natural Volatile Organic Compounds (NVOC) Emissions Inventory from the Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA), IGBP/IGAC
Entry ID: GEIA_NVOC

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Summary
Abstract: The Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA) is an activity of the
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Core Project of the
International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). The focus of GEIA
is to make global emissions available on a one degree grid.

The Natural Volatile Organic Compounds (NVOC) emissions datasets
include isoprene (isop90mn1.1a), terpene (terp90mn1.1a), and other
natural volatile organic compounds, with a lifetime of less than one
day (nvoc90mn1.1a). All of the datasets are on a monthly basis for
the year 1990 on a one degree latitude by 1 degree longitude grid.

NVOC emissions include isoprene, monoterpenes, other reactive VOC
(ORVOC), and other VOC (OVOC). VOCs are emitted into the atmosphere
from natural sources in marine and terrestrial environments. Natural
sources of VOC emissions to the atmosphere include marine and fresh
water, soil and sediments, microbial decomposition of organic matter,
geological hydrocarbon reservoirs, plant foliage and woody material,
and enhanced emissions from vegetation during harvesting or burning.
NVOCs are important in tropospheric chemistry and in the global carbon
cycle. VOC emissions are critical in controlling the OH concentration
of the troposphere and so may play a major role in determining the
growth rates of atmospheric CH4 (methane) and CO (carbon monoxide)
concentrations. Several emissions inventories of VOCs have been
published and they indicate that annual natural emissions of isoprene
and monoterpenes exceed anthropogenic VOC emissions on a global scale.

Each line of data in the GEIA inventory consists of an integer grid
number and real specie values for the temporal resolution of the data
(one month). Each file contains at most 360 x 180 data lines.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA) Home Page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Guenther, A., et al.
Dataset Title: A Global Model of Natural Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
Dataset Series Name: GEIA: Natural Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Publisher: Global Emissions Inventory Activity
Online Resource: http://www.geiacenter.org


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1.0 Degrees
Longitude Resolution: 1.0 Degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS >ISOPRENE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS >MONOTERPENE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS >TERPENE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS >ISOPRENE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS >MONOTERPENE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS >TERPENE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Project
GEIA >Global Emissions Inventory Activity    [Information]
IGAC >International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project, IGBP    [Information]
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
EMISSIONS
GEIA
GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE
IGAC
IGBP
ISOPRENE
MONOTERPENE
MVOV
TERPENE
VOC
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS


Originating Center
IGAC-GEIA


Data Center
Global Emissions Inventory Activity, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://geiacenter.org
Dataset ID: isop90mn1.1a
Dataset ID: nvoc90mn1.1a
Dataset ID: terp90mn1.1a

Data Center Personnel
Name: PAULETTE MIDDLETON
Phone: 303-442-6866
Fax: 303-442-6958
Email: Paulette at PanoramaPathways.net
Contact Address:
GEIA Center
Panorama Pathways
2385 Panorama Avenue
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80304
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: on-line FTP


Personnel
DAVID J. ERICKSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-497-1424
Email: erickson at erickson.acd.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
NCAR/ACD
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA


RAY FALL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Colorado
CIRES and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0215
Country: USA


CHRIS GERON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
AEERL
City: Research Triangle Park
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27711
Country: USA


THOMAS E. GRAEDEL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: thomas.graedel at yale.edu
Contact Address:
Yale University
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Sage Hall
205 Prospect Street
City: New Haven
Province or State: CT
Postal Code: 06511
Country: USA


ALEX GUENTHER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-497-1447
Fax: 303-497-1477
Email: guenther at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Atmospheric Chemistry Division
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA


PETER HARLEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: harley at acd.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Atmospheric Chemistry Division
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA


C. NICHOLAS HEWITT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 44-524-593931
Fax: 44-524-843854
Email: n.hewitt at lancaster.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Institute of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Lancaster University
City: Lancaster
Postal Code: LAI4YO
Country: United Kingdom


LEE KLINGER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-497-1474
Fax: 303-497-1400
Email: klinger at acd.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Atmospheric Chemistry Division
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA


LEE LERDAU
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
NASA-Ames
Mail Stop 239-20
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035-1000
Country: USA


GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


W. C. MCKAY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Harwell Laboratory
City: Oxon
Postal Code: OX 11ORA
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


TOM PIERCE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
AREAL
City: Research Triangle Park
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27711
Country: USA


R. J. SCHOLES
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +27 (12) 841-2045
Fax: +27 (12) 841-2689
Email: bscholes at csir.co.za
Contact Address:
CSIR
P.O. Box 395
City: Pretoria
Postal Code: 0001
Country: SOUTH AFRICA


RAINER STEINBRECHER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Inst. fur Atm. Umwelt
Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19
Province or State: GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
Postal Code: D-8100
Country: GERMANY


RAJA TALLAMARJU
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
1850 Table Mesa Drive
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA


JOHN TAYLOR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Australian National University
GPO Box 4
City: Canberra
Postal Code: ACT2601
Country: AUSTRALIA


PAT ZIMMERMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: zimmer at acd.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Atmospheric Chemistry Division
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA


Publications/References
Fehsenfeld, F., J. Calvert, R. Fall, P. Goldan, A. Guenther,
C. Hewitt, B. Lamb, S. Liu, M. Trainer, H. Westberg and
P. Zimmerman. 1992. "Emissions of volatile organic compounds from
vegetation and the implications for atmospheric chemistry", Global
Biogeochem. Cyc., Vol. 6, pp. 389-430.

Graedel, T. E., T.S. Bates, A.F. Bouwman, D. Cunnold, J. Dignon,
I. Fung, D.J. Jacob, B.K. Lamb, J.A. Logan, G. Marland, P. Middleton,
J.M. Pacyna, M. Placet, and C. Veldt. 1993. "A compilation of
inventories of emissions to the atmosphere", Global Biogeochem Cyc.,
Vol. 7 (1), pp. 1-26.

Guenther, A., P. Zimmerman, P. Harley, R. Monson, and
R. Fall. 1993. "Isoprene and monoterpene emission rate variability:
Model evaluation and sensitivity analysis", J. Geophys. Res.,
Vol. 98D, pp. 12609-12617.

Guenther, A., C.N. Hewitt, D. Erickson, R. Fall, C. Geron, T. Graedel,
P. Harley, L. Klinger, M. Lerdau, W.A. McKay, T. Pierce, B. Scholes,
R. Steinbrecher, R. Tallamraju, J. Taylor, and P. Zimmerman. 1994. "A
global model of natural volatile organic compound emissions",
submitted to J. Geophys. Res.

Mueller, J.-F. 1992. "Geographical distribution and seasonal variation
of surface emissions and deposition velocities of atmospheric trace
gases", J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 97, pp. 3787-3804.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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