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RETRO Emissions Inventory

Abstract: Within the RETRO project, global gridded data sets for anthropogenic and
vegetation fire emissions of several trace gases were generated, covering the
period from 1960 to 2000 with monthly time resolution. Anthropogenic emissions
in the RETRO inventory are derived from the TNO database and the VERITAS
inventory of international ship traffic emissions. Vegetation fire emissions
were constructed from a large variety of sources with the objective to provide
a reasonable estimate of emissions including their seasonal and interannual
variability in the major burning regions of the world.
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Description: Access to RETRO emissions data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tinus Pulles, Roel Brand, Maarten van het Bolscher �yvind Endresen Eirik S�rg�rd, Jostein K. Sundet, Stig B. Dals�ren, Ivar S. A. Isaksen, Tore F. Berglen, Gjermund Gravir, Martin Schultz
Dataset Title: RETRO Emission Inventory: anthropogenic emission database
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: France
Dataset Publisher: GEIA

Dataset Originator/Creator: Martin Schultz , Judith Hoelzemann, Angelika Heil, Allan Spessa, Kirsten Thonicke, Johann Goldammer, Alexander Held, Jos� Miguel Pereira
Dataset Title: RETRO Emission Inventory: fire emission database
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: France
Dataset Publisher: GEIA
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Emissions Inventory Activity, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-442-6866
Fax: 303-442-6958
Email: Paulette at
Contact Address:
GEIA Center
Panorama Pathways
2385 Panorama Avenue
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80304
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: netcdf
Fees: none
Email: m.schultz at
Contact Address:
ICG-2 FZ Juelich
City: Juelich
Country: Germany
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Schultz, M., S. Rast, M. van het Bolscher, T. Pulles, R. Brand, J. Pereira,
B. Mota, A. Spessa, S. Dals�ren, T. van Nojie, S. Szopa, Emission data sets
and methodologies for estimating emissions, RETRO project report D1-6, Hamburg,
26 Feb 2007

Schultz, M.G., A. Heil, J.J. Hoelzemann, A. Spessa, K. Thonicke, J. Goldammer,
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24